Mohammad Sadiq, Pakistan’s Special Envoy to Afghanistan, informed in a series of tweets that he met Tomas Niklasson, the European Union’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, on 31 January 2023.
He added, “Amongst several other things, we discussed our respective humanitarian support to the people of Afghanistan.”
He also discussed the importance of EU support to the people of Afghanistan and urged for the continuation of support for the Afghan people.
“EU is a significant donor of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan. Continuation of EU support will mitigate some of Afghan people’s food and health care needs.”
The recent decrees announced by the de facto government on female workers have created several challenges for the international community and aid organizations to continue their work in Afghanistan.
On the other hand, the ban on female NGO employees has interrupted aid distribution to Afghan families, particularly in the freezing winter, when most families require humanitarian support.
Mohammad also discussed Pakistan’s humanitarian assistance to Afghan people with his counterpart and considered Pakistan’s private and public sector role significant to Afghanistan.
“Amongst the regional countries, Pakistan is Afghanistan’s largest humanitarian aid provider. This support is extended both by Pakistan’s private and public sectors.”