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Fiji, Russia To Co-operate In National Disaster Management, Emergencies

With the aim to extend bilateral and international relations a historic document was recently signed in Moscow between the Russian Federation and the Fijian Government. It is to cover areas
15 Oct 2016 11:02
Fiji, Russia To Co-operate In National Disaster Management, Emergencies
From left: Director Fiji Meteorological Service, Ravind Kumar and Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Paul Bayly at a press conference yesterday. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua

With the aim to extend bilateral and international relations a historic document was recently signed in Moscow between the Russian Federation and the Fijian Government.

It is to cover areas relating to co-operation in national disaster and in the mitigation of technical disasters.

The Protocol of Intentions provided the framework which will guide the relationship between the two countries in national disaster management and emergencies.

The signing of this document is an important step in deepening the Fiji/Russia relations.

The Russian Federation Minister for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of the Consequences of Natural Disasters Vladimir Puchkov and Fijian Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu signed the document.

They agreed that the instruments they signed will enhance the development and implementation of means at international level aimed at the strengthening of national, regional and global potentials of reliable forecasting of dangerous natural disasters, assessment of disaster risks.

They expressed the hope that through this framework, more intensive co-operation between Fiji and Russia will be undertaken in the areas of emergencies and national disaster management.

It will also allow the parties to constantly review and determine the most effective direction of co-operation between the two countries, in the elimination and prevention of national emergencies.

 

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