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Pakistan dispatches 2nd consignment of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine

Pakistan dispatches 2nd consignment of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine
June 2, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Handing over ceremony for the second consignment of humanitarian assistance for Ukraine was held at Nur Khan Airbase, Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The consignment including emergency medicines, blankets and food items dispatched to Ukraine through two Pakistan Air Force C-130 aircrafts.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar handed over the relief goods to the Ukrainian ambassador in Pakistan Markian Chuchuk during an official ceremony, attended by officials of the NDMA, Foreign Office and Ukrainian Embassy.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar said that Pakistan highly valued the bilateral relations with Ukraine stretched over the past three decades. She said that the government of Pakistan had extended humanitarian assistance in solidarity with Ukrainian people.

Expressing deep concern over on-going war in Ukraine, she emphasised that both countries should resolve the matter through dialogue and diplomacy for global peace. The Ukrainian ambassador thanked Pakistan’s leadership for sending humanitarian assistance for the Ukrainian people in the hour of need.

He said that Ukraine genuinely considered this assistance - a manifestation of goodwill and sympathy from people of Pakistan. Humanitarian assistance will be sent to Ukraine through the Polish capital Warsaw. It is pertinent to mention here that the first tranche of relief goods was sent on March 15, 2022.