A Japanese delegation led by Vice Minister for Policy Coordination of Cabinet Office, Mr. Shigeki Habuka met the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju .
Appreciating Japan’s technical expertise and experience in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster Management, Shri Kiren Rijiju said India would like to gain from Japan’s leadership in the field.
Mr. Shigeki Habuka underlined the need for the Asian countries assembled for the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 in New Delhi to adopt the common agenda set forth in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) and hoped that the goals practically possible will be achieved within the timeframe.
The Japanese Minister invited India’s participation in the two DRR related Conferences being held in Japan during December 19-20, 2016 and January 24, 2017. Shri Rijiju assured that India will be appropriately represented, even at the Ministerial level if required.
Underlining India’s special relationship with Japan, Shri Rijiju said India has given Visa-on-Arrival facility to Japanese nationals.