China to give USD 1.62 mn aid to Afghanistan over landslide

China today offered USD 1.62 million as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, where at least 280 people have died and hundreds are missing in a massive landslide.

Beijing: China today offered USD 1.62 million as humanitarian aid to Afghanistan, where at least 280 people have died and hundreds are missing in a massive landslide.

The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement that China is providing emergency aid worth 10 million yuan for Afghanistan`s reconstruction efforts to help the government weather the major disaster, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
More than 280 people were killed in the landslide which hit the northeast Badakhshan province on May 2.
Chinese President Xi Jinping had sent a message of sympathy to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, expressing condolences and sympathy for those affected by the disaster. 

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