World Food Programme (WFP) Chief Thanks Pakistan For Assisting UN Aircrafts Coming From Kabul

The WFP Chief also met with PM Imran Khan.

UN WFP Cheif David Beasley. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has publicly thanked Pakistan for repairing damaged WFP planes returning from Kabul.

The WFP Chief revealed this in a video posted on Twitter from Islamabad International Airport (ISB) on Thursday. 

In the video, Beasley is seen thanking the Pakistani government for repairing the damaged UN helicopters and planes brought from Kabul to Islamabad.

According to Beasley, the UN organization aims to create an airbridge between Kabul and Islamabad to bring UN personnel, NGOs, and aid workers to Afghanistan.

For this purpose, test flights are currently being conducted in the federal capital.

Beasley added that the UN organization aims to “bring life back to normal and give hope to people in desperation right now.”

The WFP Chief also held a meeting with the Prime Minister, Imran Khan Niazi, in Islamabad on Thursday regarding the recent developments and their impact on food security in Afghanistan.

During the meeting, the premier expressed his gratification to the WFP Chief regarding the UN organization’s efforts to combat worldwide hunger and deliver aid in emergencies.

The premier reiterated that only an inclusive Afghan government and the positive engagement of the international community could bring lasting peace and security in Afghanistan.

PM Imran Khan meets with WFP Chief, David Beasley, and other officials in Islamabad on Thursday. (Radio Pakistan)

PM Imran Khan also stated that Pakistan had been a beneficiary of several projects of the WFP and that the South Asian country values its partnership with the UN organization.

Meanwhile, the WFP Chief thanked the premier for providing support in providing food assistance to the Afghans.

He also discussed ways of continuing this assistance to ensure food security for the Afghan people.

What is the WFP?

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The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency striving towards eradicating hunger worldwide.

Currently, the UN organization is engaged in providing food assistance to Afghanistan as it witnesses uncertain times after the Taliban’s takeover of the country.

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