India pledges 120,000 tons of wheat as humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

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  1. datguy79

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    KABUL: Minister of foreign affairs Salahuddin Rabbani met yesterday with Indian ambassador to Kabul Manprit Vohra.

    In the meeting, the Indian ambassador to Kabul informed of his country’s 120,000 tons wheat as humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, asserting that as Afghanistan has taken responsibility for management and paying its transit cost and hoping the government of Afghanistan would try to transit it through cheaper and shorter route.
    Afterwards, Minister of Foreign Affairs praised the Indian government for its cooperation with Afghanistan during the past recent years and by pointing to inauguration of national assembly building, Afghan – India friendship dam and kicking off of work on Chabahar port asserted the respective projects were proving the real friendship of India with Afghanistan and determined the will of the country for reconstruction, tranquility and economic development of Afghanistan.
    In the meeting, both sides also discussed related to possible holding Afghanistan and India strategic partnership council’s session next month.

    http://thekabultimes.gov.af/index.p...s-humanitarian-assistance-to-afghanistan.html

    All hail Shri Modi :)
     
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  3. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Good development!



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    HariPrasad-1 Senior Member Senior Member

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    That is nice, Afghans are our friends. We must help them in their bad times.
     
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    Bhumihar Jako Rakhe Saiyan Mar Sake Na Koi Senior Member

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    More burnol to pakistan
    Don't let this distract u from the fact that it only took 13 days for shipment

    Next up supply machinery to Afghanistan
     
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    NEW DELHI, December 27, 2017 22:01 IST
    Updated: December 27, 2017 22:01 IST

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kabul-mumbai-cargo-service-on/article22288473.ece


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    Air to air: Workers load the first plane after the Afghanistan-India air corridor was inaugurated in Kabul on June 19.


    Real, unimpeded connectivity for Afghan traders, says India envoy

    India and Afghanistan on Wednesday launched an air freight corridor service connecting Kabul with Mumbai. Afghan Vice-President Sarwar Danish flagged off the first flight of the dedicated service from Kabul, six months after a similar corridor connected the city with Delhi.

    “The India-Afghanistan Air Corridor expanded today! His Excellency Afghan Vice-President Sarwar Danish inaugurated the first cargo flight from Kabul to Mumbai. Real and unimpeded connectivity for Afghan traders,” said Indian envoy to Kabul Manpreet Vohra on social media.

    Now an exhibition

    The Afghan media reported that during the ceremony, Mr. Danish commented on the importance of such connectivity initiative. “India also promised to hold exhibition for Afghan traders in Mumbai city and they want to create business chambers.” Deputy Chairman of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) Khan Jan Alokozay expressed hope that connectivity with India’s commercial capital would increase fruit exports from Afghanistan. “India is not imposing taxes on Afghan traders. We are also trying to send fruits to Amritsar,” the media quoted him saying.

    Afghan officials said since the launch of the corridor to New Delhi, fruits and medicines worth $20 million had been imported by India. The air corridor marks an important bilateral development as it comes as Afghanistan joined Pakistan and China in a trilateral talk in Beijing which marked Kabul’s opening up to Islamabad.
     
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    https://www.khaama.com/first-consignment-of-2400-tons-of-wheat-arrive-to-kabul-from-india-04261
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    First consignment of 2400 tons of wheat arrive to Kabul from India
    By Khaama Press - Sun Jan 14 2018, 2:21 pm

    The first consignment of wheat as part of Indian government’s assistance to Afghanistan arrived to capital Kabul .

    The consignment was received during a ceremony attended by senior Afghan officials as well the Indian embassy diplomats.

    “Today,the first consignment of 2400 tonnes of wheat arrived in Kabul and was welcomed by Afghan Minister for Agriculture Mr.Nasir Ahmed Durrani and Charge d’Affairs Mr. Alok Ranjan Jha.The wheat is part of the 30thousand tonnes shipped via Chabahar,” a statement by the Embassy of India said.

    This comes as the first shipment of Indian wheat comprising of 1.5 tons of wheat arrived to Herat provice of Afghanistan nearly a month ago.

    India formally started exports to Afghanistan by flagging off the first shipment of 1.1 million tons of wheat to Afghanistan late in the month of October last year.

    “The shipment of wheat is a landmark moment as it will pave the way for operationalisation as an alternate, reliable and robust connectivity for Afghanistan,” India’s External Affairs Ministry said in a statement by flagging the first shipment.

    The statement further added that it will open up new opportunities for trade and transit from and to Afghanistan and enhance trade and commerce between the three countries and the wider region.
     

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