AKIPRESS.COM - A meeting was held between Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan M. Byashimova and Regional Deputy Chief of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Sebastien Penzini on October 17, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reports.
The sides considered current issues of interaction in reducing disaster risk. It was emphasized that the implementation of joint actions to build capacity in this direction is part of the UN-Turkmenistan Cooperation Framework for 2021-2025.
M. Byashimova noted that Turkmenistan is taking actions to protect the population from possible disaster risks and their consequences. The activities of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Disaster Risk Reduction, in whose work international organizations also actively participate, were noted.
The parties expressed interest in further intensifying joint work on interaction in the field of preparedness and response to natural disasters, as well as holding events at the regional and international levels.