A Turkish diplomat, who is the special envoy of United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, has visited the flood-hit Pakistani province Sindh, a UN spokesperson said on Friday.
Spokesperson Martin Nesirky said Rauf Engin Soysal, the secretary general's special envoy for assistance to Pakistan, had just concluded a two-day visit to Sindh province, where more than 7 million people were affected during the height of a flood disaster.
" Mr. Soysal said that the United Nations and non-governmental organizations are providing emergency relief as well as early recovery assistance, which is urgently needed for the long-term recovery of the country," Nesirky told a daily press briefing at the UN headquarters in New York.
A flood disaster affected 20 million people in Sindh, Pakistan last July. On September 27, 2010, Ban appointed Soysal, then deputy undersecretary of Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as his special envoy for assistance to Pakistan.