Two cargo planes delivering relief items from China, including tents, towel blankets, folding beds, and other necessities for the Afghan people in the wake of the terrible earthquake, landed at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan on Tuesday morning, according to the Chinese media.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, announced on his twitter handle that the two batches of the Chinese aid, which is approximately $8 million worth of supplies, has landed in Kabul.
The Taliban senior official, in addition to the announcement, extended his gratitude to the government of China for the generous gesture.
According to the Chinese Embassy in Afghanistan on Tuesday, six additional Chinese cargo planes will transport humanitarian aid goods over the course of the next three days after the initial batch of goods delivered by China on Monday landed at Kabul Airport.
In a phone call with the acting minister of foreign affairs of the Taliban’s interim government, Amir Khan Muttaqi, on Monday, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi once again extended deepest sympathies to the Afghan people over the devastating earthquake.
After the earthquake that left more than 1,000 people dead, almost 2,000 injured, and tens of thousands of homes destroyed, the Chinese government announced that it will provide 50 million yuan ($7.47 million) in emergency international aid to the affected areas.