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|POLI | 3rd Trilateral Heads of Government Agency Meeting on Disaster Management was held - 2013.10.30|
The 3rd Trilateral Heads of Government Agency Meeting on Disaster Management among the Republic of Korea, Japan, and the People’s Republic of China was held on October 30, 2013 at Lotte Hotel, in Seoul, Korea. Administrator of the ROK National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Nam Sang-ho, Senior Vice-Minister of the State for Disaster Management at the Cabinet Office of Japan, Mr. Yasutoshi Nishimura, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Gu Zhaoxi as well as TCS Secretary-General Mr. Iwatani Shigeo and a representative from the UNISDR attended the meeting.
The three heads of delegations reviewed the outcomes of the 1st and 2nd Trilateral Heads of Government Agency Meeting on Disaster Management and discussed the progress in disaster risk reduction among three countries based on national official reports and adopted the Trilateral Joint Statement on Disaster Management Cooperation. Also, the three heads of delegations highly appreciated the efforts of the TCS in hosting the first Trilateral Table Top Exercise in March 2013 and stressed the importance of conducting such exercise on a regular basis.
The three heads of delegations agreed that the 4th Trilateral Heads of Government Agency on Disaster Management will be hosted in Japan.