India wants to implement disaster management MoU with Bangladesh

Thursday, 5 August 2021

New Delhi has showed keen interest to implement the recently signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) on between India and Bangladesh disaster management to become resilient on natural disaster together, BSS reports.

“We must implement the recently concluded MoU in the field of disaster management, resilience and mitigation on a priority basis," Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar wrote in a letter to his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen.

Jaishankar expressed his confidence that these mechanisms will help the two countries to remain better prepared to face such challenges in the future.

He mentioned that Bangladesh foreign minister Dr Momen rightly pointed out that the entire world, in particular the South Asian region, is witnessing frequent climate related disasters.

Jaishankar also stated that capacity building, alongside learning from each other’s best practices as well as extending support to each other, is the need of the hour.

“We are glad that Bangladesh has decided to accept our invitation to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure,” he said.

The Indian External Affairs Minister thanked Dr Momen for his condolence letter for the people who lost their lives in the recent floods in Maharashtra.