Today Turkish Red Crescent Society President and Deputy IFRC Mr. Kerem KiniK & accompanying delegation called on IEA Foreign Minister Mawlawi Amir Khan Muttaqi.

Welcoming the delegation, Minister Muttaqi highlighted historic ties, shared religion, culture and climate between the two countries, expressing delight over the support from Turkish government & people.

Expressing gratitude to MoFA leadership for the warm hospitality, Mr. KiniK called Afghanistan a strategic friend, assuring comprehensive cooperation, calling the Afghan people’s assistance with the Turkish people during the 1915 Çanakkale battle unforgettable.

He also said a 750 ton assistance package from Turkish people & NGOs worth $10 million that includes food, winter items, clothing, & medicine has been prepared at the special instruction of H.E. President Erdoğan to reach Afghanistan by railway via Torghundi port soon.

Mr. KiniK also highlighted capacity development & provision of facilities to the Afghan Red Crescent, intending to encourage the international community to increase their assistance thereof.

Minister Muttaqi thanked them for their assistance & good will, proposing the procurement of assisted commodities found in the Afghan market to help the Afghan economy grow & minimize shipping Cost. Minister Muttaqi also called for further facilitation of visa for Afghan refugees, students, traders & patients seeking to travel to Turkey.

Minister Muttaqi said the Afghan government was ready to lay foundation for Turkish traders to invest in Afghanistan to enhance bilateral trade & relations.

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