India sends second convoy of 2,000 MT wheat assistance to Afghanistan

New Delhi, Mar 3 : India on Thursday sent a second convoy of trucks carrying 2,000 MT of wheat as humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, from the Attari border. The convoy of trucks is headed for Jalalabad, in Afghanistan. The first consignment of 2,500 MT wheat on 50 trucks was sent on February 22. The MEA spokesperson said in a tweet: “Second convoy of India’s humanitarian assistance carrying 2000 MTs of wheat left Attari, Amritsar today for Jalalabad, Afghanistan. “This is part of India’s commitment of 50,000 MTs of wheat for the Afghan people and will be distributed by @WFP_Afghanistan. “India remains committed to its special relationship with the people of Afghanistan.” On February 22, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Farid Mamundzay, Afghanistan’s ambassador to India, flagged off the first consignment of wheat from the Attari border. The first convoy of 2,500 MT of Indian wheat reached Jalalabad on February 26, after travelling through Pakistan. The World Food Program Afghanistan will distribute the wheat aid to thousands of needy families across Afghanistan. RN

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