Pak-Thai Prime Ministers offer Mutual Support during Natural Disasters

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif have agreed to support each others country during natural disasters. Says a press statement issued by Pakistani Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

pk-thai-pm“The two leaders noted that both nations stood by each other in the wake of natural disasters and extended support and solidarity when massive floods hit Pakistan and Thailand in 2010 and 2011, respectively. They agreed to learn from each other on disaster preparedness and management and to make this a regular part of the bilateral interaction. They also encouraged both countries to support and utilise the existing regional frameworks and institutions in the areas of disaster risk reduction such as ESCAP Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Tsunami, Disaster and Climate Preparedness in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asian Countries and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).” The statement said.

It is further revealed that the Thai side will host the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2014 and invited Pakistan side to attend the Conference.

The Prime Minister of Thailand also extended an invitation to the Prime Minister of Pakistan to visit Thailand at a mutually convenient time.

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