Bayat Foundation distributes aid to hundreds of flood-affected families in Logar
Bayat Foundation has distributed food aid to hundreds of families affected by recent floods in Khushi district of Logar province.
The aid packages include aid wheat flour, cooking oil and rice.
“Bayat Foundation continues to deliver humanitarian assistance and to serve the Afghan people. It has delivered aid to victims of recent floods and earthquakes in different parts of the country,” said Haji Mohammad Ismail Shah Samand, deputy of Bayat Foundation.
“Fortunately, today also we are distributing food aid to victims of floods in Khushi district of Logar province, including wheat flour, cooking oil and rice,” he added.
Families also thanked Bayat Foundation over the assistance, and called on other aid organizations to follow suit.
“We are very thankful for their assistance to floods victims in Khushi district,” said Abdullah Jan, a local resident.
“A special thanks to Bayat Foundation for their assistance to Khushi residents,” said Noorullah, a local resident.
“We are very thankful to them for assisting us,” said Bibi Gul, a resident of Khushi district.
Officials of Bayat Foundation said that as winter season approaches, they are seeking to increase the level of their assistance to needy families in different provinces of the country.
Iran holds ‘good negotiations’ with IEA over water rights
Iran’s foreign minister has said that Tehran had “good negotiations” with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) over the issue of water rights.
“We have the water rights issue on the agenda, and the [Iranian] president has assigned Hassan Kazemi Qomi [Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan] to follow up on the matter, with the view that the issues between the two countries should go in the direct direction and be resolved,” Hossein Amir Abdollahian told Iranian state media.
On the recent border clash, he said that the clash did not have any agenda, and the situation in Afghanistan is understandable for Iran.
Tensions between Iran and IEA escalated after Tehran accused Kabul of restricting the flow of water to Iran.
The tensions began last month after Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi warned the IEA needs to “honor” Iran’s rights over the Helmand River.
IEA officials have stressed that they are committed to the 1973 water treaty between Iran and Afghanistan, but there is a lack of water due to drought.
EU-Central Asia summit calls for inclusive government in Afghanistan
Leaders of Central Asian countries and the EU chief met in Kyrgyzstan on Friday, where they discussed Afghanistan among other issues.
The meeting in Cholpon Ata was attended by the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, and a delegation from Turkmenistan.
On Afghanistan, the participants discussed common concerns over the deteriorating situation in the country and reaffirmed their commitment to see the country develop into a secure, peaceful, stable, prosperous country, according to a joint communique.
The leaders also recognised the efforts of the international community to assist the people of Afghanistan in a principled manner and in accordance with international law and universally recognized norms and principles, despite difficult circumstances.
Participants also called on the international community to step up humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan and noted the key role of the UN in providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan in a principled manner.
They underlined the importance of the establishment of an inclusive and representative government and the importance of promotion of and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms of all Afghans citizens, in particular women, girls and ethnic groups.
IEA special forces kill key Daesh commander in eastern Afghanistan
The Islamic Emirate’s special forces in an operation on Wednesday killed a top Daesh commander along with his accomplice in eastern Nangarhar province, state-run Bakhtar news agency reported.
This Daesh commander’s name was reportedly “Turab”.
The operation was conducted on Wednesday evening in Wuch Tangi village of Shiwa district in eastern Nangarhar province, according to the provincial officials reported by Bakhtar news agency.
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