China offers $1 mln emergency aid to Pakistan 2009-05-14 16:50:06   Print

    BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) -- China will give one million U.S. dollars in emergency humanitarian aid to Pakistan to help thousands of civilians displaced by fighting between the government and the Taliban.

    Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said on Thursday that China took note of Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's appeal for international aid to help more than 500,000 civilians displaced by the conflict in the country's northwest frontier province.

    "As a friendly neighbor, China pays close attention to the domestic situation of Pakistan," Ma said, adding the country will offer 1 million U.S. dollars for emergency humanitarian aid to help with the refugees.

China, Pakistan hold 3rd strategic dialogue 

    BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) -- China and Pakistan held the 3rd Strategic Dialogue here from May 12 to 13 to discuss bilateral ties and issues of common concern.

    Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue and Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir co-chaired the dialogue. No details from the meeting were released. Full story

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