The Chamber of Commerce and Funding in Afghanistan’s western Herat province on Tuesday donated greater than $50,000 for the victims of final week’s devastating earthquake in Turkey.
The help was handed over to the Consul Common of the Republic of Turkey in Herat throughout an official ceremony.
Herat Chamber of Commerce and Funding officers mentioned that though the quantity was small in comparison with the entire quantity in damages brought about to the Turkish individuals, it conveys a message of friendship and solidarity to the Turkish individuals and authorities.
“Right this moment, the provincial chamber of commerce in Herat province gave a sum of cash as a message to Turkey. $56,500 was introduced in money to the honorable Turkish Consulate by the governor of Herat province and the Herat Chamber of Commerce,” mentioned Yunus Ghazizadeh, head of the Herat chamber.
Native officers in Herat additionally expressed the necessity for Turkey’s continued humanitarian help to Afghanistan.
The governor of Herat emphasised that the individuals of the 2 nations stand collectively and have at all times cooperated and sympathized with one another in troublesome conditions.
“The honorable nation of Afghanistan, and particularly the individuals of Herat, have been able to help their Turkish brothers in Turkey always, and if potential, they’re additionally prepared to offer help to their oppressed brothers in Syria,” mentioned Noor Ahmad Islamjar, the governor of Herat.
In the meantime, Senan Alikhan, the Turkish Consul Common in Herat, mentioned: “On behalf of the Turkish individuals, I wish to thanks for this money donation, which is one other instance of solidarity in troublesome conditions between Afghan and Turkish brothers.”
Early reviews point out that damages attributable to the earthquake exceed $80 billion.
Tens of 1000’s of individuals died in final week’s lethal earthquake that shook southern Turkey and northern Syria. Afghanistan Embassy in Turkey has mentioned that 116 Afghans have additionally misplaced their lives.
Earlier, the Islamic Emirate donated 15 million Afghanis ($166,000) to the earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria, and the Afghan Purple Crescent Society donated 4.5 million afghanis ($50,000) to these in Turkey.
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