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French foreign minister calls Bilawal over flood situation

French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna talked to Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari over the flood situation in Pakistan via a telephonic call on Monday.

The French foreign minister was briefed on the devastating situation because of floods in Pakistan. She offered condolences on the devastation caused by floods in Pakistan. FM Bilawal thanked his counterpart for France’s expression of solidarity and offer of assistance to Pakistani people in this hour of need.

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He briefed his french counterpart on the widespread destruction caused across Pakistan by unprecedented rainfall resulting in floods and landslides. Bilawal Bhutto also informed that the floods have caused extensive loss of human lives, livelihoods, livestock, crops, property and infrastructure and the situation is likely to deteriorate further. He said that the heavy rains continue in areas that are already inundated with water caused by more than two months of storms and flooding.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto apprised the French foreign minister of government’s humanitarian response for people in the affected areas, including establishing a Relief Fund for people all over the country and overseas to donate to the flood relief efforts.

The two ministers also exchanged views on reinvigorating and strengthening the bilateral relations in areas of mutual interest.

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