|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu's Remarks on Pakistan Appealing for International Aid|
Q: The Pakistani Government has recently appealed to the international community for urgent humanitarian assistance to settle its displaced civilians. Will China lend a hand?
A: As a friendly neighbor of Pakistan, China has been following the situation in the country and understands that Pakistan is facing difficulties in settling its displaced civilians.
As a token of friendship of the Chinese people towards the Pakistani people, China has decided to offer RMB 30 million yuan worth of material assistance on top of the one million US dollars in cash as urgent humanitarian aid. The first 90 tons of materials will be shipped to Pakistan from Beijing on May 27, mainly including water purifiers, power generators and medicine. We hope these materials will help Pakistan address the current challenges and safeguard social stability.