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Indian wheat, Covid vax to reach Afghanistan via Iran

India received a support from Iran to transport humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

Indian External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar had a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian, where the latter offered to allow transportation of Indian wheat, life-saving drugs and Covid vaccines to Afghanistan through its terrain.

Recently, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that India was talking with Pakistan for transportation of humanitarian support to Afghanistan which is a landlocked country.

India has supplied the third consignment of medical assistance which consist of two tons of life-saving medicines to Afghanistan a few days back. On January 1, it supplied humanitarian assistance consisting of 500,000 doses of Covid vaccine (Covaxin) to Afghanistan.

India has committed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghan people consisting of food grains, one million doses of Covid vaccines and vital life-saving drugs. India delivered 1.6 tons of medical assistance to Afghanistan, last month, through the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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