Mongolia could step up cooperation with India to
prevent disasters and reduce risks, the Mongolian deputy prime minister's office
said Tuesday.
Mongolian Deputy Prime Minister Ulziisaikhan Enkhtuvshin made the remarks
when meeting with an Indian delegation led by Union Minister of State for Home
Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Ulan Bator, it said.
Stressing that Mongolia attaches great importance to relations with India,
Enkhtuvshin expressed his willingness to closely cooperate with India on
preventing disasters and reducing disaster risks.
Rijiju said that there is great potential for India and Mongolia to strengthen
bilateral cooperation in a wide range of areas, including disaster risk
The Indian delegation arrived here Monday to attend the second Asian Ministerial
Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to discuss ways to reduce disaster risks
and share experiences.
The conference will be held from July 3-6 on the theme "Preventing Disaster
Risk: Protecting Sustainable Development," with the attendance of over 3,000
officials and experts from more than 50 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.