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Iranian aid delivered to Afghanistan's Foreign Ministry

Kabul, Feb 24, IRNA - Under an agreement Iran on on Saturday delivered five Samand automobiles and ten computer sets worth dlrs 100,000 to the Afghan Foreign Ministry.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki visited Afghan capital of Kabul on December 28 and took part in a session of joint economic cooperation commission.

Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Mohammad-Reza Bahrami said in a ceremony held for delivery of the cars and computers in Kabul that these are only a part of Iran's assistance to Afghanistan.

Bahrami put the total value of Iran's assistance to Afghanistan over the past five years at about dlrs 260 million of which dlrs 50 million was delivered in the current Iranian year (starting on March 21).

Iran's envoy to Kabul also pointed to the participation of Iran in econstruction of Afghanistan by implementing some projects.

According to Bahrami, some of the projects will be completed in the next Iranian year after their needed credits are allocated.

Director general of Afghanistan Foreign Ministry Amid Sediq appreciating Iranian aid to his country, confirmed that Iran has continued to help his country over the past five years.

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