China to offer more aid to Pakistan, Chinese ambassador says

19:56, September 09, 2010      

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Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Liu Jian said Thursday that China would offer more assistance to flood-hit Pakistan as the country are still facing difficulties.

China on Monday announced another 200 million yuan (29.4 million U.S. dollars) of humanitarian aid to flood-hit Pakistan, which has suffered a worst-ever monsoon flooding since late July, killing 1,754 people and left millions homeless. China had previously given 120 million yuan (17.6 million U.S. dollars) in aid to the neighboring Pakistan.

Liu was visiting a mobile hospital set up by a Chinese search and rescue team in south Pakistan's Thatta, one of the worst-hit region in the south Asian country.

"More assistance will be announced," said Liu.

The diplomat said a Chinese medical team would "soon arrive in Pakistan" and Chinese helicopters would also take part in Pakistan's relief operations.

The 55-member Chinese search and rescue team has been working for two weeks in Thatta to provide medical services to the flood victims, and has so far treated more than 8,000 patients.

Source: Xinhua


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