China to provide $4.7m emergency aid to Pakistan
Updated: 2011-09-11 23:14
ISLAMABAD - Chinese ambassador to Pakistan declared on Sunday that the Chinese government will provide an emergency humanitarian aid worth 30 million yuan ($4.7 million) to Pakistan to help its relief efforts.
In light of the immense damages caused by the floods in some parts of Pakistan, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Liu Jian called on Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Sunday to express sympathy and solidarity of the Chinese people toward Pakistani people and declared that the Chinese government will provide the emergency humanitarian aid.
Diplomats and staff of the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad have recently voluntarily donated 600,000 rupee (about $6,860) to the people who hit by the floods. The Chinese ambassador handed over the donation to Pakistani side on September 8.
On September 9, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi sent a message to his Pakistani counterpart H.E. Hina Rabbani Khar, expressing his profound condolence to the victims and sincere sympathy to the affected people of the floods.
The Chinese foreign minister said that China, as Pakistan's close friend, feels as much pain as Pakistan does and is ready to provide help to the best of its ability, in line with Pakistan's needs. He is convinced that the Pakistani people will definitely prevail over the natural disaster and rebuild their homes at an early date.