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US Asks Pakistan to Seek Debt Relief from China After Floods

Antony Blinken, left, with Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26.
Antony Blinken, left, with Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26.Photographer: Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Pakistan to discuss debt relief and restructuring with China, its single-largest creditor after the flood-ravaged South Asian nation made a similar appeal to other countries.

Pakistan has faced catastrophic levels of climate change-fueled flooding this year. About a third of the country has been submerged by the deluge that has killed at least 1,600 people so far and caused damage estimated at more than $30 billion.