The government of Nepal said that they have sent 14 tonnes of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan on Sunday, January 16, 2022, comprised of medicine, clothes, and utensils among others.
The foodstuff is not part of the 14 tonnes weight.
A Nepalese delegation led by the joint secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sewa Lamsal is also supposed to come to the Afghan capital Kabul.
This is the first time in modern history that Nepal is delivering humanitarian assistance to another country independently.
It is worth mentioning that the United Nations had asked the country to deliver aids to Afghanistan.
Speaking at the press conference on the occasion of sending aids to Afghanistan, the Nepalese Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka said that the move shows that Nepal can provide assistance to other countries in times of need. The aids are delivered to Afghanistan in a chartered flight of Himalayan Airlines for free.
The aid was made available by the United Nations, the Consular General based in Kathmandu, Nepali industrialists and business persons, the Himalayan Airlines, Nepal Oil Corporation, among the donors.—Agencies