China’s flood control experts team set to arrive Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: A group of 11 Chinese experts has departed Beijing and would be landing in Pakistan today to assist in the country’s flood control efforts.

According to China’s Ministry of Emergency Management, the team, organized by the ministry, also included the personnel from the Ministry of Water Resources and China Meteorological Administration.

China’s Embassy in Pakistan also posted the photos of farewell ceremony, stating that the experts team would be arriving Pakistan today.

“Chinese experts team on disaster management leaves for Pakistan today to share experience in addressing the flood. MEM and CIDCA held farewell ceremony for them with Amb Haque,” it added.

 

The group will help Pakistan in disaster assessment and flood prevention and mitigation. Since June, Pakistan has been hit by severe floods, which resulted in heavy causalities and property losses.

Currently, the country remains at a critical juncture in its flood control and disaster relief work, said Zhou Xuewen, vice-minister of China’s Ministry of Emergency Management.

Zhou made the remarks when he went to see the team off at an airport in Beijing. The deployment of the team demonstrates China’s commitment to stand shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan, he added.

Moin ul Haque, Pakistan’s ambassador to China, expressed gratitude from the Pakistani government for the support offered by the Chinese government and people to the country when it is in difficulties.

He said in the airport he looks forward to seeing China and Pakistan further strengthen cooperation on disaster management, especially in early warning and capacity building for disaster control.

Ministry of Emergency Management of China and CIDCA held farewell ceremony for the experts team with Amb Haque.

Mian Abrar
Mian Abrar
The writer heads Pakistan Today's Islamabad Bureau. He has a special focus on counter-terrorism and inter-state relations in Asia, Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions. He tweets as @mian_abrar and also can be reached at [email protected]

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