China announces more aid for flood-hit Pakistan

China on Friday announced new emergency humanitarian aid worth 50 million yuan (7.35 million US dollars) for flood-hit Pakistan.

The aid, following the earlier 10 million yuan (1.48 million US dollars) worth of relief goods, includes tents, blankets, food and water purification devices that the country desperately needs.

“The aid materials will be delivered to Pakistan as soon as possible,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said.

Jiang expressed China’s sympathy to Pakistan. “As a friendly neighbour, we are willing to continue aid within our own capacity to support the Pakistanis to overcome the disaster at an early date.”