COAS, UN military adviser discuss regional security

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Diop assures support to flood victims

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on the military advisor to Secretary-General United Nations Birame Diop (Senegal) during an official visit to the United States.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting, matters of mutual interest and the overall regional security situation of the country, including the recent floods across the country, came under discussion.

The army chief appreciated the role played by the office of the UN military advisor in promoting the UN’s core values and their response during crises.

In response, Diop expressed his grief over the devastation caused by ongoing floods in Pakistan due to climate change and offered sincere condolence to the families of the victims.

He assured full support to the victims of the flood. The UN dignitary acknowledged Pakistan’s contribution to the UN peacekeeping missions and extraordinary achievements in counter-terrorism.

Earlier, the government decided to take an additional $600 million from the UN for rehabilitation and recovery from devastating floods.

The UN has already provided $160 million but the grant was not considered enough in the face of the unprecedented devastation.

After receiving the additional $600 million, the UN aid amount will reach $760 million in total.

The UN has said that the number of people in need of help in flood-hit areas is much higher than what has been reported.

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