Meeting on Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations

The tenth Meeting of the Heads of Departments of Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, dealing with prevention and elimination of emergency situations, was held in New Delhi on November 8, 2019. The meeting was chaired by the Union Minister of Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah.
The delegation heads delivered reports on the major emergencies that happened in the SCO Member States. They also exchanged opinions on future cooperation in Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations within the SCO framework.
Based on these reports, the parties agreed on the need to step up their joint efforts to strengthen cooperation and provide assistance in the field of Prevention of Emergency Situations and provide assistance. They would continue to promote their interaction to implement the agreements reached within the framework of the organization.
The Action Plan to implement the intergovernmental SCO agreement on emergency relief cooperation in 2020-2021 was also approved during the meeting.

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