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BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday expressed his condolences over loss of lives in the worst floods hitting Pakistan.
President Xi, in a message to President Dr Arif Alvi, observed that severe floods had occurred recently in Pakistan, causing heavy casualties and serious property losses.
President Xi, on behalf of the Chinese government and people, and in his own name, expressed deep condolences over the victims and sincere sympathy to the bereaved families, the injured and the people in the affected areas.
Earlier, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Zhao Lijian while addressing a news conference in Beijing today (Monday) said China and Pakistan are all weather strategic cooperative partners and true friends and good brothers sharing weal and woe.
He said China will provide more assistance to Pakistan in its flood relief efforts and post disaster reconstruction.
The spokesperson said in light of the situation on the ground, and based on Pakistan’s needs, China has decided to provide an additional batch of emergency humanitarian supplies including 25,000 tents and other supplies in dire need.
He said Red Cross Society of China will provide 300,000 U.S dollars emergency cash assistance to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society while the all Pakistani-Chinese Enterprises Association has donated 15 million rupees to the Prime Minister’s flood relief fund.