China on Tuesday announced financial assistance of 100 million Yuan as thousands of people were displaced since mid-June due to widespread flooding driven by “monster monsoons” that have claimed more than 1,000 lives this summer.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang made the vow in a statement given to President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong.
The Chinese leadership has expressed sorrow and solidarity with the Pakistani leadership and people in the aftermath of the country’s floods.
China announced a 100 million Yuan assistance grant, as well as the delivery of 25,000 tents and other aid materials. The first shipment of relief aid, consisting of 300 tents, was scheduled to arrive yesterday.
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The Chinese envoy would give these items over to Pakistani authorities. In a communication to President Dr Arif Alvi, President Xi noted that devastating floods had recently occurred in Pakistan, resulting in large death toll and significant property losses.
President Xi, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, and in his own name, extended heartfelt condolences over the victims and sincere sympathy to the grieving families, the harmed and the people in the affected areas.
In response, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated that the Chinese government and people have always shown goodwill and openness to Pakistan.
I thank H.E. President Xi Jinping & H.E. Premier Li Keqiang for the financial assistance to flood-affected people of Pakistan. This flood is like no other in terms of its intensity & spread. China 🇨🇳 has been there for us at the most difficult times & we greatly value its support
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) August 30, 2022
He said in a tweet, “this flood is like no other in terms of its intensity & spread. China has been there for us at the most difficult times & we greatly value its support.”
Cargo planes from Turkey and the United Arab Emirates led the worldwide rush to help the suffering country, landing in Islamabad on Sunday with tents, food, and other everyday necessities. The National Disaster Management Authority was also sent trucks containing tents, food, and water arranged by Pakistan to various regions of the country for tens of thousands of flood victims.