OREANDA-NEWS. The Chinese authorities will provide emergency assistance to Afghanistan in the form of winter goods, vaccines and medicines worth 200 million yuan (about $30 million). This was announced by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at an online meeting with the foreign ministers of Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Earlier it was reported that the deputy head of the commission of the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), Ahmadullah Vasik, said that women would not play sports in Afghanistan. He explained that Islam does not allow leaving the body uncovered, and during sports this can happen accidentally. This was reported by SBS News.

«In cricket, they may face a situation in which their bodies will not be covered. Islam does not allow women to be shown in this form. In the era of mass media, photos and videos will appear, and people will watch them. Islam and the Islamic Emirate do not allow women to play cricket or engage in any sport where their faces and figures are visible», a «Taliban» spokesman said. He added that according to Islam, a woman can appear on the street only if necessary, and sports are not her.

Because of this position, Afghanistan risks the future of the men's national team, since countries should have both men's and women's teams. Wasik said that the Taliban will not compromise and will not abandon Islamic values.