Uzbekistan sends aid to Afghanistan after it suffered from a devastating earthquake

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Following the instructions of the president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, more humanitarian aid was sent to help those affected by the earthquake in Afghanistan.

This was reported by the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It is noted that the airliner contained a total of 74 tons of aid package including food, necessities, and medicines and they were delivered to Afghanistan on 25 June.

Earlier, Uzbekistan stated that it intends to help Afghanistan, which was greatly affected by a powerful earthquake, which claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people.

It should be noted that yesterday 22 June, at 01:55 Tashkent time, an earthquake occurred in Afghanistan, which was felt in all four regions of Uzbekistan.

It was reported at that time that at least 255 people died and 150 residents were injured in the earthquake that occurred in eastern Afghanistan.  The death toll later rose to more than 1,000 and the number of injured reached 610.

Hibatullah Akhundzada, the leader of the Taliban movement ruling the country, called on international organizations to help with the earthquake in Khost and Paktia provinces.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan reacted to the earthquake and stated that Tashkent is ready to help Afghanistan to deal the consequences of the disaster.

The Taliban also stated that it would provide 1 billion afghanis (about $11 million) to help those affected by the earthquake in Paktia and Khost provinces.
 

Diyora Abdurahmonova Shaxzod Nusratulloyev
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