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EU ministers discuss helping Pakistan recover

EU ministers discuss helping Pakistan recover

European Union foreign ministers are meeting to discuss international issues including how to help Pakistan recover from the flooding that has devastated vast parts of the nation and left millions dependent on aid.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says she met Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday to discuss the tragedy.
Ashton said Friday the EU needs a "comprehensive approach" that includes not only humanitarian aid, but also helping Pakistan fight terrorism and boost trade.
Extremely heavy monsoon rains unleashed floods in northwest Pakistan at the end of July and the disaster spread south, killing more than 1,700 people and affecting another 17 million.
The informal two-day meeting also will also touch on Turkey and the Mideast peace process.


Updated : 2021-05-18 07:15 GMT+08:00