Uzbekistan sends aid to Afghanistan to help fight COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-02 13:32:21|Editor: Liu
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TASHKENT, April 2 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan donated protective medical supplies and daily necessities to Afghanistan to help the war-torn country fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA) reported Thursday.

The supplies include medical masks, protective overalls, flour, cooking oil, rice, laundry soap and clothes for children, and will be transported to Afghanistan by rail, said the UzA.

"Today there is no country in the world that would be indifferent to the fate of other countries," the UzA quoted Samandar Hikmatullayev, a press officer of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, as saying.

Uzbekistan shares border with Afghanistan in the south, and has been participating in the socio-economic revival and regional infrastructure projects, including building railways and electricity lines, of the war-torn country.