Pakistan thanks President Xi Jinping and the Chinese nation for additional assistance of RMB 300 Million for flood affectees

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Pakistani nation have expressed gratitude to China’s President Xi Jinping and the Chinese nation for the continued Chinese support in flood relief and the additional assistance package of RMB 300.00 Million announced on 3rd September in addition to last weeks’s  RMB 100.00 Million. 

The total Chinese support to Pakistan for the flood relief activities is massive RMB 400 Million which equals to US $ 57.98 Million.

Both the P.M. and the Foreign Minister released official statements of thanks through their twitter handles:

China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson had in response to floods in Pakistan recently stated that:  

                                                                                                                      “China is all time true friend and good brother of Pakistan sharing weal and woe. We are always ready to help each other in the face of major natural disasters. China will never forget that Pakistan rushed to our assistance after the earthquake hit Wenchuan in 2008 and airlifted all its tents in store to the stricken area. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has expressed sympathy to Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for the floods. Under the social and livelihood cooperation framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, China has provided 4,000 tents, 50,000 blankets and 50,000 pieces of waterproof canvas. They have been delivered to the frontline of disaster relief.

                                                                                                                        Considering the current situation, China has decided to provide another batch of emergency humanitarian supplies, including 25,000 tents and other supplies in dire need, to be delivered as soon as possible. The Red Cross Society of China will provide USD 300,000 in emergency cash assistance to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. China will continue to promote bilateral cooperation in disaster prevention and mitigation and against climate change. 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-hit areas will overcome the difficulties and life and work will go back to normal at an early date”.