Iran Sends Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran resumed flights to Afghanistan by sending a plane carrying humanitarian aid and a number of passengers.
The Mahan Air flight, which landed in Kabul on Wednesday, was carrying over a dozen Iranian diplomats as well as humanitarian supplies.
The flight took off from the Northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad with 19 passengers on board.
The fight, the report added, would return to Mashhad airport with 26 passengers.
Earlier this month, Afghanistan’s former president Hamid Karzai and head of the country’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah had in a telephone conversations with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian asked for humanitarian aid.
Amir Abdollahian stressed that Iran would maintain trade and keep its borders with Afghanistan open.
Afghanistan relies on Iran for transit route and imports including fuel. According to customs officials, all Iranian borders with Afghanistan have reopened and goods are transiting safely.
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stressed last month that Iran would continue to support the Afghan people.