EU-Japan: forging closer cooperation in disaster management
EU News 144/2013
21 March 2013
Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response and Akihiro Ohta, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan have exchanged letters providing a framework to further enhance EU-Japan cooperation in disaster management.
The letters provide the basis for cooperation in a broad spectrum of disaster risk reduction topics, including major natural and man-made disasters related to water, such as floods, droughts, landslides and tsunami. The cooperation will cover preparedness and response to mega-disasters and the integration of climate change adaptation into disaster management policy. The overall objective is to focus on learning from each other's experience.
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Ambassador of the EU to Japan, Hans Dietmar Schweisgut (on behalf of Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response) and Akihiro Ohta, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. Photo courtesy of MLIT. URL