SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 8 August 2022, Monday |

360 tonnes of Saudi aid arrives in Afghanistan from Pakistan

360 tonnes of food and shelter aboard 16 trucks, arrived at the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday travelling over the border from Pakistan.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported that the aid was delivered by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief), adding that the shipment included “11,000 bags of flour, 5,500 food baskets, 3,593 blankets and 3,072 winter bags, meant for various Afghan governorates.”

The Taliban took control of Kabul and most of Afghanistan on 15 August and formed a transitional government, after former President Ashraf Ghani and a number of officials escaped the country.

On 18 December, the Taliban said they had taken “positive steps in our relationship with Saudi Arabia,” after the participation of the Afghan Foreign Minister, Amir Khan Muttaki, in a conference held by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.