Apart from Afghanistan, India has also announced an aid amount of Rs 2400 crore to Bhutan. This is a total of 41.04 percent of the development fund of the Ministry of External Affairs.
New Delhi: The budget presented by Union Finance Minister Sitharaman is being praised not only in the country but also abroad. After United Arab Emirates (UAE), now Taliban and Bhutan have also praised this grand budget of India. Yes, the Taliban government in Afghanistan has appreciated the decision of the Government of India in which it has been decided to give Rs 200 crore to the country. The Government of India presented the budget for the year 2023 on 1 February. This amount was announced for Afghanistan in this budget. This amount will be spent on the development of Afghanistan. The Taliban expressed their happiness for the verdict in response to the Indian media.
Trust will grow between the two countries: Taliban
Spokesman Suhail Shaheen has said that the Taliban appreciates the aid announced by India. This announcement will enable the relations between the two countries to move forward. Along with this, the trust between the two countries will also increase. India has announced assistance to Afghanistan for the second consecutive year. After the Taliban came to power, many doubted how relations would play out. However, India has not yet recognized the Taliban regime. In August 2021, the Taliban ruled Afghanistan again.
2400 crores as aid to Bhutan as well
Relations between India and Afghanistan are quite historical. Many times wheat, vaccine and humanitarian aid have been sent from India to the country. Apart from Afghanistan, India has also announced an aid amount of Rs 2400 crore to Bhutan. This is a total of 41.04 per cent of the development fund of the Ministry of External Affairs. An aid amount of Rs 18,050 crore has been fixed in the budget this year by the Ministry of External Affairs. This is 4.64 per cent more than last year.