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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 shovels.


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 continued assistance.


"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)

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