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Afghanistan is grateful for the assistance

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  • 05 July, 2022 23:36:15

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International Desk: Bangladesh has sent emergency humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Afghanistan. Afghanistan is grateful for the assistance. The foreign ministry said in a press release on Tuesday. Earlier, Bangladesh's aid reached Afghanistan. Thousands of people have been killed in a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan on June 22. In addition, more than two thousand people were seriously injured. Hundreds of homes were completely destroyed. The quake has caused food and water crisis, housing crisis and lack of emergency medical services. The relief materials sent to the people of Afghanistan in response to the disaster have been donated by the Armed Forces Department of Bangladesh, the state-owned Essential Drugs Company Limited, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Pran-RFL Group and Akiz Foods. The relief items were sent with the active participation and cooperation of the Armed Forces under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Relief supplies reach Afghanistan with the addition of Bangladesh Air Force Special C-130J. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh's relations with Afghanistan are historic. During the Great War of Liberation in 1971, the then Afghan government and the general public provided special assistance for the safe movement of Bangladeshis stranded in Pakistan. In response to the recent political turmoil in Afghanistan One crore rupees has already been sent from the relevant budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the UN OCA Fund to help the people of Afghanistan. The initiative was taken on the basis of this historic link in the relationship and the Prime Minister's policy of integrated development.

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