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Tianjin ships life-saving essentials to Pakistan


Updated: 2022-09-19


Luan Jianzhang delivers a speech at the ceremony.

Tianjin has announced 10.27 million yuan’s ($1.46 million) worth of life-saving support to people and communities affected by severe flooding in Pakistan. A ceremony was held on Sept 15 marking the shipping of the life-saving services, such as food, tents and other essentials.

Luan Jianzhang, director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Tianjin Municipal People’s Government, said at the ceremony that Tianjin and Pakistan have maintained friendly exchanges and cooperation. Tianjin signed a letter of intent to establish sister city relations with Islamabad, Karachi and Punjab of Pakistan on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan.


Tianjin ships life-saving essentials to Pakistan

After learning of the flood disaster in Pakistan, the Tianjin government attached great importance to it and quickly mobilized tents, food and other disaster relief materials in a short period of time, and encouraged non-governmental and social support, Luan added.

Moin ul Haque, Pakistani Ambassador to China, said via a video link that he was deeply moved by the ceremony and sincerely thanked the Tianjin government and people for their support and assistance to Pakistan. Since the disaster, China has given a lot of materials and donations, which reflects the deep friendship between the two countries.


Tianjin ships life-saving essentials to Pakistan

In his speech, Murtaza Wahhab, mayor of Karachi, thanked Tianjin for its support and assistance to Karachi. He said the flooding had submerged one-third of the country, and 33 million people were displaced, and waiting for the international community to provide support and rescue services. He believed that the help of Tianjin and China will help restore local normal life.


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