The Chinese government donated vehicles, security equipment and
kitchenware worthy of US$1 million to Afghan parliament on
Thursday, once again providing timely assistance to the country
Liu Jian, the Chinese ambassador to Afghanistan, and Ghulam
Hassan Gan, deputy secretary-general of the lower house of Afghan
parliament, signed an agreement on the donation.
The stuffs include 20 jeeps, 20 pickup trucks, sets of security
monitoring system, lots of cooking utensils and others.
Liu said the Chinese government has consistently supported
Afghanistan's post-war reconstruction and provided assistance in
China attaches great importance to developing the ties between
its legislative and Afghan parliament, and hopes the two
legislatives can carry out more communication and exchange in the
future, he added.
On behalf of Afghan parliament, Gan thanked the Chinese
government for providing the aid, saying as Afghanistan's
neighboring country, China has played an active role in the
reconstruction of Afghanistan, which suffered decades of war, and
afforded timely assistance frequently.
In another latest case, on November 2, Afghan President Hamid
Karzai and the Chinese ambassador Liu Jian laid the foundation
stone for the China-funded new main building of Jamhuriat Hospital
With an investment of some US$16 million, the project will bring
Afghan patients a 10-storeyed new building, which has 350 beds and
a total of about 19,000 sqm construction areas.
(Xinhua News Agency November 10, 2006)