As ORIENT has already reported today, Turkmenistan has sent humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. The cargoes were shipped in two consignments from the Turkmen re-gions of Lebap and Mary, the first to Faryab, and the second to Herat.
Large trucks loaded with complexes of medical devices for the polymerase chain reaction, which is used in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, including corona-virus, have reached the aid receivers today.
The solemn event on accepting humanitarian aid, which took place in Turghundi town, was attended by Herat Province Hakim’s Economic Adviser Bashir Ahmad Ebrahimi, Deputy Chairman of the Health Department of this province Asif Kabir, Deputy Chairman of the IRA Foreign Ministry Office in Herat Vahid Juyan, elders and representatives of the Turkmen Diaspora.
On the occasion of this event, a meeting was held at the local center for maternal and child health, built by Turkmenistan as a gratuitous aid to its southern neighbor in 2016.
Consul of Turkmenistan in Herat Aymyrat Gochmyradov, the head of local admin-istration and representatives of the authorities and the Turkmen diaspora in the province spoke at the meeting.
The celebration participants highlighted the enormous importance of the assistance that Turkmenistan provides to Afghanistan, including the present transfer of modern medical equipment intended to combat the coronavirus pandemic. And this is an-other vivid example of the progressive strengthening of relations between the two countries.
The Akina border checkpoint, one else section of the Turkmen-Afghan border, hosted another ceremony for the transfer of humanitarian supplies. These were ac-cepted by head of the healthcare institution of Faryab Province Muhammet Naim Mosammene.
The solemn occasion was attended by Jowzjan Province Deputy Head Abdul Qadir Malie, Andkhoy Province Governor Soltan Sanjar, head of the healthcare institution of Andkhoy Province Muhammet Sanjar Omar, Chairman of the IRA Foreign Min-istry Office in Balkh Province Nuruddin Rahmani, representatives of the authorities of Andkhoy city and Akina town, Akina’s customs, border and other officials, and local residents.
The speakers noted that at a time of the unprecedented spread of dangerous infec-tious diseases throughout the world, the supply of diagnostic medical equipment as an aid from Turkmenistan to be installed at the checkpoints of the Akina railway and road border crossing was an unforgettable event in the life of the Afghan people.