Minister of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic Major-General Kubatbek Boronov met with Ambassador of Japan to the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Yoshihiro Yamamura on Feb. 15, 2018, Kabar with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic (MES) reported.
The Minister thanked the Japanese Ambassador for the support provided in strengthening the capacity of the MES and active cooperation in the field of disaster risk management.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the activization of practical implementation of the Memorandum between the MESKR and the Agency for Combating Natural Disasters and Fires under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan on cooperation in the field of prevention and management of emergencies, in particular, organization of field conferences on fires, exchanging experience on SMS-alerts in case of emergencies, as well as on the progress of the UNDP project Strengthening the capacity of integrated risk management in the Kyrgyz Republic and regional cooperation in Central Asia, funded by the Government of Japan and implementation of planned projects in the field of emergency situations through Japan's Tokyo Rope Line within the framework of Asian Development Bank( ADB).
Minister Kubatbek Boronov especially stressed about Japan’s existing system of SMS-alerting the population in case of threat and emergencies situations. "During threats and emergencies in Japan, such as an earthquake or changes in climatic conditions, SMS is delivered to a mobile phone consumer within 5-7 seconds, thus we would also like to cooperate in studying and using technologies for prompt delivery of messages," he stressed.
During the meeting, the Minister also addressed the Japanese Ambassador with a request to provide support from the Government of Japan on updating UN General Assembly's Resolution No. 68/218 dated December 20, 2013, "The Role of the International Community in Preventing Radiation Threat in Central Asia", co-authored, along with countries such as the USA, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia and Japan as well.
On the result, the sides emphasized the positive dynamics of cooperation and expressed their intention to further activate Kyrgyz-Japanese cooperation in the field of prevention and management of emergency situations.