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Mongolia, Japan discuss disaster risk reduction
Central Asia | politics | 16:30, 05 July 2018 | 795

AKIPRESS.COM - Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Enkhtuvshin held bilateral meeting with head of Japanese delegation, Vice Minister of State for Disaster Management Jiro Akama on the sidelines of the Asian Ministerial Conference, Montsame reports.

Deputy PM expressed aspiration to develop economic ties between Mongolia and Japan to a new level and informed that Mongolia is giving significance to increase benefit of Economic Partnership Agreement which is being implemented since 2016 between the two countries. Trade turnover between Mongolia and Japan reached $377.9 million at the end of 2017, however, it is not sufficient as export volume of Mongolia was $14.8 million, said the Deputy Minister.

He added that cooperation in emergency management sector is one of the important sectors of bilateral relations. “Mongolia has willingness to closely cooperate with Japan in reducing disaster risks.”

“As we are strategic partners and the third neighbors, we should make efforts to intensify and develop relations and cooperation. Moreover, necessity to reduce disaster risk will increase as much as Ulaanbaatar city expands year by year, and we will cooperate and focus on empowering this sector and making investment,“ Mr.Jiro Akama said.

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