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Afghanistan contributes $1 million to UNRWA

March 7, 2019 3:27 P.M. (Updated: March 11, 2019 2:30 P.M.)
ISTANBUL (Ma'an) -- The government of Afghanistan contributed $1 million contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), on Thursday.

During a ceremony hosted by Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, along with the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki in Turkey’s capital of Istanbul, the ambassador of Afghanistan to Turkey, Abdul Rahim Sayed Jan, handed the contribution to Pierre Krahenbuhl, the Commissioner-General of UNRWA.

According to an UNRWA press release, Krahenbuhl described this contribution as an “immense gesture of great dignity.”

He added, “The Afghan decision to support Palestine refugees will be written in golden letters in the history of UNRWA. This is a message that we will carry around the world to inspire others to stand firmly with Palestine refugees. It is a symbol that the world has not forgotten them.”

Jan reiterated Afghanistan’s “historic position on Palestine,” which made “the decision to fund UNRWA very important one.”

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