China donated unmilitary items worth US$2 million to Afghanistan
National Army (ANA) on Thursday.
The stuffs include 10 trucks, 12 Jeeps, 17 cars, 100 computers,
30 photocopy machines, 100 printers, 100 air conditioners, 140 TV
sets and a large numbers of electric fans, refrigerators, diesel
generator, shoes, tents, engineering axes and engineering
At a ceremony attended by Afghan, Chinese and US officials and
soldiers in Afghan Defense Ministry, Liu Jian, the Chinese
ambassador to Afghanistan, said that the Chinese government has
consistently supported Afghanistan's post-war reconstruction and
provided assistance in its power.
"For six days, the air force of the People's Liberation Army has
been transporting the 200 ton goods from China to Afghanistan.
China attaches great importance to helping Afghanistan in its
postwar reconstruction process," he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Afghanistan's Deputy Defense Minister
Baz Mohammad Jawhari expressed his gratitude to China for its
"China always supports Afghanistan and particularly today's
assistance would strengthen and boost Afghan National Army's
capability," Jawhari added.
China has contributed more than US$150 million in the
reconstruction process of the war-battered Afghanistan over the
past five years.
(Xinhua News Agency January 12, 2007)