The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on Thursday announced that 125 tons of humanitarian aid including medicine, medical supplies, food and textile products were delivered to Afghanistan.
The President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov on Sunday signed a Decree to send humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan with the help of the Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Charitable Fund to assist children and needy families in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the ministry has said that a team of doctors and health professionals will visit Afghanistan and provide consultancy services at a maternity hospital in Turgundi village in western Herat province on May 15.
This is part of the country’s long-standing support and commitment to the people of Afghanistan. The humanitarian aid is aimed at helping needy families in Afghanistan and strengthening friendly and brotherly ties between the nations.
Lack of resources and healthcare services are considered major challenges for women and children under the Taliban administration in Afghanistan.
Taliban have barred women from getting secondary and university education as well as working for the private or public sector, leaving a negative impact on the country’s healthcare sector.
Afghanistan under the Taliban has had the highest maternal mortality rate in the world.
Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon met with his Turkmenistan counterpart Serdar Berdimuhamedov earlier in the week and said that Ashgabat and Dushanbe are committed in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan. Both countries agreed to work together to counter security challenges and threats emanating from Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan has maintained friendly ties with Afghanistan’s de facto authorities and has provided several batches of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan since the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan in August 2021.