China News Service, Beijing, June 24 (Reporter Zhang Weiran) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin hosted a regular press conference on June 24.

  Reporter: According to reports, the earthquake in Afghanistan has killed more than 1,500 people. The top leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan has publicly called on the international community to provide assistance to the Afghan victims.

What assistance does China plan to provide to Afghanistan?

  Wang Wenbin: There is a proverb in both Chinese and Pashto called "In adversity, true love is seen".

The earthquake disaster in Afghanistan has touched the hearts of the Chinese people.

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has sent a telegram of condolences to the Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan's Interim Government Mottaki, expressing deep condolences to the victims and sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the injured, stressing that China is willing to do its best to provide emergency humanitarian aid according to Afghanistan's needs. Socialist aid.

  On the basis of the previous assistance to Afghanistan, China will add an additional amount of emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, which will be specially used to help Afghanistan in earthquake relief.

In addition, China is stepping up efforts to raise cash, tents, bed quilts and other humanitarian aid through various channels such as local governments, the Red Cross Society of China, and enterprises, which will be delivered to the disaster-stricken areas in Afghanistan as soon as possible.

All the food that China promised to assist Afghanistan has arrived in Afghanistan a few days ago and is being distributed, which will help Afghanistan cope with the disaster.

China is also willing to strengthen cooperation with Afghanistan in disaster prevention and mitigation in the future, especially in disaster monitoring and forecasting.

  We believe that with the united efforts of the Afghan interim government and all walks of life, and the joint help of the international community, the people in the disaster-stricken areas will be able to overcome the difficulties and return to normal production and life as soon as possible.

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