The aid cargo includes flour, rice, wheat, vegetable oil, canned food, clothes, and shoes which were handed over to the Afghan side in the border town of Hairatan, according to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry.
Uzbekistan, located in the north of Afghanistan, is one of the Central Asian countries which share a lot in common with the people of Afghanistan. As a peaceful and friendly neighbor, Uzbekistan has never interfered in the internal affairs of war-ravaged Afghanistan.
Instead, the Uzbek government has always maintained good relationships with regimes in Afghanistan. Following the overthrow of the U.S.-backed government of Afghanistan in the hands of the Taliban, the Uzbek authorities maintained their relationship with the interim regime of Afghanistan and continued sending humanitarian aid to the Afghan people.
Besides extending humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan has been participating in and rallying international support for projects that would strengthen peace in Afghanistan.
Uzbekistan shares a 144-km border with Afghanistan, with road and railway connections on a bridge over the Amu Darya river.
Source : KhaamaPress