Afghan red crescent society receives supplies donated by China's relief organization
China Daily

People in Afghanistan receive humanitarian aid from China on July 2, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) has received earthquake relief supplies donated by the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC).

A handover ceremony was held on Sunday at the ARCS complex in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, attended by Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu and Mawlavi Matiul Haq Khalis, president of the ARCS.

Wang said that the Chinese side has paid close attention to the disaster situation in Afghanistan and responded quickly, stressing that China has done its best to provide a large amount of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in a timely manner.

China is willing to cooperate with Afghanistan and contribute to Afghanistan's development, Wang said.

While expressing gratitude for the supplies, Khalis said that Afghanistan and China have long-standing friendly relations, and hoped that China could continue to provide support to Afghanistan in economic, scientific and medical fields.

China has pledged 50 million yuan (7.5 million US dollars) in emergency humanitarian aid for quake victims in war-torn Afghanistan. The first batch of relief supplies arrived at Afghanistan's Kabul International Airport on June 27.

A strong earthquake rocked southeastern Afghanistan days ago, killing more than 1,000 people and injuring nearly 2,000 others while destroying tens of thousands of houses.