Kazakhstan sends humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Kazakhstan provides humanitarian aid to its neighboring countries. At the instruction of President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the country will send to both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan 5,000 tons of Kazakh flour each, totaling at more than US$3 million.
“The decision was made in response to the official appeals of Kyrgyz and Tajik parties in order to ensure uninterrupted food supply to their population,” the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reported on its website.
According to the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, last week President Tokayev had a telephone conversation with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon during which President Rahmon thanked the President of Kazakhstan for the support of the Tajik people during these challenging times. He also expressed gratitude for assistance in returning Tajik citizens to their homeland and the smooth transit of goods through checkpoints on the state border of Kazakhstan.
Kyrgyzstan also expressed its gratitude to Kazakhstan for the provision of the humanitarian aid amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The goods will be delivered to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the near future,” says the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s message.
The provision of humanitarian aid is one of the important areas of the Kazakhstan’s foreign policy. Over the years, the country sent different forms of humanitarian aid to Antigua and Barbuda, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Serbia, Syria and other countries.