Japan keen to share expertise in disaster management with Malaysia

  • Nation
  • Monday, 18 Jun 2018

PUTRAJAYA: Japan has expressed willingness to share its expertise in disaster management with Malaysia, said Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pic).

This was discussed in a meeting between the Deputy Prime Minister and Japan ambassador to Malaysia Dr Makio Miyagawa on Monday.

"In disaster relief, we (Japan) would be very happy to share our technologies and our know-how.

"As you know, we have a lot of experience in handling and managing natural disasters," said Dr Makio at a joint press conference with Dr Wan Azizah.

Dr Wan Azizah said Japan's support and assistance on disaster management are much sought after, and the experience could benefit the country's National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).

"Nadma could learn from the training and sharing of know-how in a number of areas, such as early warning technologies and advanced planning," said Dr Wan Azizah.

Other areas of possible collaboration that were discussed included managing an aging population, education and women empowerment.

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