GA President is saddened by loss of life in Pakistan
The global community is being urged to support the people and government of Pakistan as they grapple with destruction caused by floods.
The call comes from the President of the General Assembly, Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki. In a statement Tuesday, Dr. Treki says he is deeply saddened by the heavy loss of life and widespread devastation resulting from the catastrophic monsoon rains affecting millions of people in Pakistan.
His spokesman Jean Victor Nkolo says the President reiterates his sympathy for and solidarity with the people and government of Pakistan on this natural disaster.
“The President of the General Assembly calls on Member States and the international community to support efforts of the government and the people of Pakistan. He is encouraged by the support committed so far by the United Nations, under the leadership of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as well as by many Member States.”
The President of the General Assembly salutes the resilience of the people of Pakistan whose courage should be matched by the continued commitment of the entire international community.
Donn Bobb, United Nations Radio.