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Press Release Regarding The Special Session Of The Un General Assembly And Organization Of Islamic Conference Meeting On The Flood Disaster In Pakistan , 17.08.2010

The flood disaster in Pakistan due to heavy rains during the last two weeks has caused a grave humanitarian tragedy.

In this framework, the United Nations General Assembly will hold a special session on 19 August 2010. A delegation headed by H.E. Mr. Egemen Bağış, Minister of State and Chief Negotiator will represent Turkey at the meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to exhibit solidarity with and encourage assistance to Pakistan.

On the other hand, the Organization of the Islamic Conference will also convene a meeting with the same purpose at the level of the Permanent Representatives on 18 August 2010. Turkey, at this meeting, will actively promote increasing international support to Pakistan.

Turkey will continue to support brotherly and friendly Pakistan during these difficult days both at the bilateral level and at all relevant international organizations.