India signs second agreement with UN agency to donate wheat to Afghanistan
The first tranche of 10,000 MTs of wheat sent by India has been successfully delivered to Afghanistan
India on Thursday signed an agreement with UN World Food Program (UNWFP) for donation of the next batch of 10,000 MTs of wheat to the people of Afghanistan.
“Government of India and the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) signed the second In-kind Contribution Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and WFP for the donation of next batch of 10,000 MTs of wheat to the People of Afghanistan," said the Ministry of External Affairs.
The agreement was signed between Joint Secretary (UNES) Srinivas Gotru and WFP Country Director Bishow Parajuli. The first agreement was signed in Rome last month.
In view of the deteriorating humanitarian situation and in response to the appeals made by the United Nations for humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, India had decided to gift 50,000 MTs of wheat to the people of Afghanistan.
“As of now, the first tranche of 10,000 MTs of wheat has been successfully delivered to Afghanistan and delivery of the next batch of 10,000 MTs of wheat is in the process,” the statement added.
India’s MoU with UNWFP for the distribution of wheat to Afghanistan was inked on February 12.
Besides wheat, India has already supplied 500,000 doses of Covaxin vaccines and 13 tonnes of essential lifesaving medicines to Afghanistan.
India has been appealing for providing unimpeded humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to address the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the country.