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Pakistan Flood Response: Asia Society Event

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
August 17, 2010


Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, and other international figures will be participating in an exclusive discussion hosted by the Asia Society prior to the United Nations Special Session on Pakistan on Thursday, August 19. Leaders of critical international humanitarian relief organizations will also discuss ways to help.

WHEN: Thursday, August 19, 8:30 am. This event will be webcast live at beginning at 8:30 am EST.

WHERE: The Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021.

The event is open press. Please contact Stephanie Hoo for more information:

Stephanie Hoo
Senior Press Officer
Asia Society

More information on relief efforts can be found at Community members interested in giving immediate assistance can text the word “SWAT” to 50555 to contribute $10 to UNHCR's life-saving flood relief efforts on the ground.

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PRN: 2010/1120


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