External Affairs ministry : Bangladesh announces aid for Afghan people

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Dhaka, Dec 20 : Bangladesh would support Afghan people through humanitarian aid packages in the form of food and medicinal assistance, Bangladesh’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

This has been conveyed by the country’s Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen during the 17th Extraordinary Session of Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan held in Pakistan on December 19, said Muhammad Mohsin Reza, a Foreign Ministry spokesman.

During the council meeting, the foreign secretary expressed deep concern on economic and humanitarian crisis looming on the larger part of the Afghan population due to the acute shortage of food, shelter and social services which may further worsen as winter approaches.

He hoped that the inclusive socio-economic development of Afghanistan will continue uninterrupted so that all segments of the society can effectively contribute to the rebuilding process of their country and maintain regional harmony.

Foreign Secretary Momen also said Bangladesh can be a partner in Afghanistan’s developmental process as Bangladesh seeks to enhance regional cooperation for the attainment of a vision of shared prosperity for the region.

He also urged the leaders to intensify cooperation within and beyond OIC in support of the Afghan people.

UNIINDIA / XINHUA

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