Beijing, August 24. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs answered a reporter’s question on the flood disaster in Pakistan on the 24th.
A reporter asked: According to media reports, under the influence of strong monsoon rains, severe floods occurred in Balochistan, Sindh and other places in Pakistan, killing more than 700 people and displacing more than 300,000 people. . what opinions do the Chinese have on this issue? Will it provide assistance to Pakistan?
The spokesperson said that China has noticed that severe floods have occurred in many places in Pakistan recently, causing heavy casualties and property losses. “We would like to express our deep condolences to the victims and our sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the injured and the people in the disaster area.”
The spokesperson said that China and Pakistan are true friends who share weal and woe and good brothers who share weal and woe. , has always had a fine tradition of helping each other and coping with major natural disasters. After the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, the Pakistani side made every effort to airlift all the tents in reserve to the disaster area as soon as possible, and the Chinese side bears this in mind. Since the Pakistan floods, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has expressed condolences to Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal. The 4,000 tents, 50,000 blankets, 50,000 waterproof awnings and other reserves provided by China under the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s social and people’s livelihood cooperation have all been put into the front line of disaster relief.
The spokesperson said that considering the current disaster situation in Pakistan, China has decided to provide an additional batch of emergency humanitarian aid, including 25,000 tents and other urgently needed disaster relief materials, and strive to provide the best possible assistance. Arrived quickly. The Red Cross Society of China provided emergency cash assistance of US$300,000 to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. China will continue to promote bilateral cooperation in disaster prevention and mitigation, climate change and other fields. It is believed that under the leadership of the Pakistani government and with the joint help of the international community, the people in the disaster-stricken areas will be able to overcome difficulties and resume normal production and life as soon as possible.