Gregory W. Meeks, a representative from the United States in the House of Representatives, has sent a message of concern and sympathy to the government and people of Pakistan following the recent floods. The Congressman expressed sorrow for the lives lost as a result of the heavy monsoon rains.
The negative consequences of unpredictable climate change, according to the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, necessitate more cooperation to address this challenge.
This was discussed by Congressman Meeks during his teleconference with Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, Masood Khan. Khan commended Meeks for showing his support for the victims of the floods as the country dealt with the aftermath of the disaster.
He also expressed gratitude for the United States’ financial support of relief efforts for flood victims. On top of the $100,000 in immediate aid, Secretary Antony Blinken pledged $1 million to strengthen communities’ ability to withstand the effects of future natural catastrophes like the one that recently devastated Pakistan.
Parliamentary exchanges, security cooperation, and an economic collaboration were also on the agenda, as were discussions between Ambassador Masood Khan and Chairman Meeks.
Congressman Gregory Meeks thanked Pakistan for their remarkable assistance to the United States in facilitating safe evacuations after August 15, 2021, in a conversation with the Ambassador.
The meeting ended with “wide agreement on advancing Pak-US ties to a greater level,” as the Ambassador tweeted.
Throughout his career in Congress, Chairman Meeks has maintained close ties to Pakistan and worked closely with the country’s leaders. As of the year 2020, he has been serving as chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Consecutive elections to the House of Representatives as a Democrat have put him in office since 1998. Back in the fall of 2020, Gregory Meeks traveled to Pakistan. In those days, he was accompanied by Congressman Ami Bera (Representative from California). During their time in Pakistan, the delegation spoke with members of parliament, government officials, and civil society activists.