Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction between Japan and Turkey
1. On December 27, a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) of Cooperation on Disaster Risk Reduction (Outline (PDF) / The cooperation plan list (PDF)) was signed between Mr. Akio MIYAJIMA, Ambassador of Japan to Turkey and H.E. Dr. Mehmet GÜLLÜOĞLU, Head of Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), Ministry of Interior of Turkey in Ankara when the event of Japan–Turkey Disaster Management Collaboration Dialogue was held which was hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japanese side.
2. The MOC seeks to strengthen and promote comprehensive cooperation of disaster risk reduction between Japan and Turkey, as well as in other countries and international arena, following the Japan-Turkey Summit Meeting on the occasions of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly and G20 Summit 2018.
3. Both countries will further cooperate in the area of disaster risk reduction based on the MOC and further deepen bilateral relationship.