About the Author: Alberto Rodriguez serves as a spokesperson at U.S. Embassy Islamabad.
U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter and his wife Marilyn Wyatt traveled to the flood-affected area of Kalam in Swat on Thursday, November 4. Accompanied by the Deputy Chief of the Office of the Defense Representative to Pakistan U.S. Brigadier General Michael Nagata, the Ambassador observed aid that was being delivered by U.S. military helicopters.
"As we continue to stand with Pakistan in support of its recovery efforts, my hope is the generous contributions of aid from nations around the world will also continue," said Ambassador Munter.
He met with a group of internally displaced persons that were waiting for helicopter transport. The Ambassador also met with the elder of this group and, afterwards, accompanied the group to the waiting helicopters. The U.S. military ferried the internally displaced persons and produce to a town about six miles north of Mingaora.
Ambassador Munter expressed his appreciation to the Pakistani and U.S. military for their continued efforts in delivering humanitarian aid to the flood-affected areas in Swat.
"I am very impressed by the Pakistani military leadership and the manner in which it has addressed the challenge. I was also witness to the hard work and close cooperation of the Pakistani military and the U.S. military," said the Ambassador.
You can learn more about Pakistan flood disaster relief and how you can help at state.gov/pakistanflooding.