China's first shipment of aid materials under its 200 million yuan ($31.04 million) emergency humanitarian assistance announced by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, mainly blankets and cotton clothing and other cold-weather supplies, arrived in Kabul on Sept 29, according to Luo Zhaohui, chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA).
Luo said that the assistance is timely, urgent, effective and unconditional.
It's timely as China was the first country to promise aid, and the first to implement it, and after communicating with Afghanistan, China arranged the aid in less than a week as a matter of urgency.
It's urgent as Afghanistan is about to enter winter, this shipment of supplies is badly needed to solve pressing problems. It'll be effective as the Chinese embassy in Afghanistan will work with the country's interim government and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Afghanistan to ensure that the supplies are distributed to those in need.
It's also unconditional as no political conditions are attached to the assistance, and there is no self-interest.