Indian foreign minister urges Bangladesh to implement MoU on disaster management
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has written to Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen to implement the recently concluded MoU in the field of disaster management, resilience, and mitigation on a priority basis.
Jaishankar expressed his confidence that these mechanisms will help the two countries to remain better prepared for natural disasters in the future, according to the foreign ministry.
"We are glad that Bangladesh has decided to accept our invitation to join the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure," Indian External Affairs Minister added.
He mentioned that Bangladesh rightly pointed out that the entire world, in particular the South Asian region, is witnessing frequent climate-related disasters.
The Indian External Affairs Minister also stated that capacity building, learning from each other's best practices, as well as extending support to each other is the need of the hour.
Jaishankar thanked Momen for his condolence letter for the people who lost their lives in the recent floods in Maharashtra.