KABUL, Afghanistan

Turkey’s state-run aid agency delivered sports and office equipment to the Herat Paralympic Federation in western Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ali Ergun Cinar, coordinator for the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), said the agency also renovated the federation’s sports equipment store.

He said the sports gear and other equipment was meant to help Afghan athletes excel in their respective fields and contribute to their country’s successes.

Nader Shah Heydari, head of the Paralympic body, said 250 athletes have trained with the federation since its operations started six years ago.

He said 15 of those Paralympic athletes have went on to win medals for Afghanistan.

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