BEIJING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of condolence to his Pakistani counterpart, Arif Alvi, over the severe flooding that hit the country
. serious floods recently occurred in Pakistan, causing heavy loss of life and material loss. Xi, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, and on his own behalf, expressed his deep condolences for the victims and his sincere sympathy to the bereaved families, the injured and the inhabitants of the affected areas.Mr. Xi pointed out that as all-weather strategic cooperative partners and “ironclad” friends, China and Pakistan have long shared good and bad luck, reach out to each other and meet challenges side by side. major events such as natural disasters. After the floods, China reacted immediately and will continue to provide urgent assistance to Pakistan and support the country in its disaster relief work, he said. Xi also said that he believed that with the joint efforts of the Pakistani government and people, people in the disaster areas would surely overcome the floods and rebuild their homes as soon as possible.On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sent a message of condolence to Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif.