Food relief packages from China were distributed on Sunday in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province amid the recent severe flooding in the South Asian country.
The ceremony was held in the tribal area of Dera Bugti in Balochistan province, attended by over 800 local victims hit by the flood.
Speaking at the ceremony, Pakistan's Minister For Narcotics Control Nawabzada Shazain Bugti thanked China for its timely help when Pakistan is suffering from heavy floods.
"China has always stood with Pakistan as a brother when we faced these hard times," Bugti said, adding that Pakistan looks forward to deepening cooperation with China to improve infrastructure construction in the fields of education, medical care and others.
On the occasion, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong said that the Chinese government attaches great importance to assisting the Pakistani brothers and sisters who are being hit by the floods, as the two countries have a long tradition of helping each other in times of crisis.
"The Chinese people will never forget that Pakistan donated all of its strategic reserve tents when a strong earthquake hit Wenchuan in China's Sichuan Province in 2008," said the ambassador.
He said that China looks forward to strengthening win-win cooperation with Pakistan and making joint efforts to build a better homeland.
According to the latest data by the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), a total of 1,396 people have been killed and 12,728 others injured in rain-related accidents in Pakistan since mid-June.