China donates RMB 125m for flood relief assistance to Pakistan

Chinese assistance demonstrative of its unique friendship with Pakistan, says CPAFFC president

APP September 25, 2022
Group photo of representatives of Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and officers from Embassy of Pakistan at the donation ceremony. PHOTO: EXPRESS


Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) donated relief and rehabilitation assistance worth RMB 125 million for the flood victims of Pakistan at a special ceremony held in Beijing on Friday.

Sharing his grief and condolences with the bereaved families, President of CPAFFC Lin Songtian said that in the wake of the devastating floods, the government and people of China have made a substantive contribution to Pakistan’s relief and rehabilitation efforts.

He said that Chinese assistance is demonstrative of its unique friendship with Pakistan and strong people-to-people ties between the two countries.

President Lin highlighted that besides ongoing assistance, China would also play its role in post-flood rehabilitation and infrastructure development in the affected areas.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Moinul Haque lauded timely assistance by the CPAFFC and China’s local governments and enterprises for reinforcing Pakistan’s ongoing relief efforts for the flood victims.

Recalling that the two countries have always stood together in difficult times, he said that today’s ceremony is yet another demonstration of China’s solidarity and sympathy with the people of Pakistan.

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Ambassador Moin also requested the Chinese government to play a proactive role in Pakistan’s economic recovery in the post-flood phase and reiterated Pakistan’s strong desire to deepen cooperation with China in areas of green development, climate resilience and disaster management.

Ambassador Sha Zukang, President of China-Pakistan Friendship Association and Li Xikui, Chairman of China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development (CFFPD) attended the ceremony.

The event was also attended by the leaders of prominent enterprises and charity organisations, media representatives and senior officials of the Embassy of Pakistan.

Senior government officials of many provinces and cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Tianjin, Hubei, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and others also sent special messages of support and sympathy for Pakistan.


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