The first shipment of aid to be transported to the country on Monday by charter flight, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin confirmed on Saturday.
China will also work closely with the Afghan interim government to ensure that aid reaches those affected in time and helps local people overcome their current difficulties, Wang said.
Wang noted with the concerted efforts of the Afghan interim government and all walks of life, with the help from the international community, we have faith that local victims will soon overcome these difficulties, rebuild their homes and return to their normal lives.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry already said on Friday that China will send additional emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan with cash, tents, quilts and other supplies being prepared, after the 5.9-magnitude earthquake that jolted parts of Afghanistan including the capital city Kabul early Wednesday and resulted in at least 1,500 deaths.
On top of the previous assistance, China will send an additional amount of emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan as earthquake relief efforts. China is stepping up efforts to prepare cash, tents, quilts and other supplies through local governments, the Red Cross Society of China, enterprises and other channels to send them to disaster-hit areas in Afghanistan as soon as possible, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at Friday's press briefing.
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