Germany announces additional €10mln for flood-hit people

Germany has announced a further ten million euros aid for flood victims of Pakistan.

The announcement was made by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at a joint presser along with her Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Berlin on Friday. 
Expressing sympathy with the families suffering due to the devastating floods, she said Pakistan is the most affected country by climate change.

The German Foreign Minister said the current devastation in Pakistan is a reminder to the world about the dramatic consequences of the climate change.
Speaking about bilateral relations, she said Germany intends to diversify its relation with Pakistan in economic spheres.

She said German companies are looking forward to invest in Pakistan particularly in infrastructural projects.

The German Foreign Minister also appreciated Pakistan s positive role in bringing stability in the region, particularly in Afghanistan.

Speaking on the occasion, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called for translating the decades of goodwill and cooperation between Pakistan and Germany into synergetic partnership for benefit of the two peoples.

Talking to recent floods, he said the climate catastrophe in Pakistan cannot be defined in words, as one third of the country is under water and one in seven Pakistani is affected.

The Foreign Minister said the floods have destroyed over a million houses and the country is also facing looming food crisis due to it.

About Pak-German relations, he expressed the confidence that mutual desire to deepen bilateral relations would prove to be win-win for both the countries.

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