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PRESIDENT of the 64th Session
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United Nations, New York, 2 August 2010

President Treki on the floods in Pakistan

The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, is deeply saddened by the heavy loss of life and widespread devastation resulting from the catastrophic monsoon rains affecting millions of people in Pakistan.

On behalf of all Member States, and on his own behalf, the President of the General Assembly 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 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.