Fiji and Indonesia sign Plan of Action on Disaster Management
11 August 2017, Indonesia: Fiji and Indonesia have signed a Plan of Action on Disaster Management Cooperation that will see the two countries exchange cooperation in the areas of disaster preparedness, management and response.
Fiji’s Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary Mr Meleti Bainimarama signed the cooperation with Indonesia’s Disaster Management secretary general, Mr Dody Ruswandi.
This covers areas of cooperation between the two countries on exchange of technical information, capacity building, exchange of specialists, and transfer of technology. This signed PoA is an instrument to spearhead the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Disaster Management that was signed between the two countries in Fiji last year.
Witnessing the signing was the Fijian Minister for Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Hon. Inia Seruiratu who thanked the Indonesian Government for working with Fiji on disaster management and rehabilitation schemes.
Minister Seruiratu and his Indonesian counterpart Hon. Minister Mr. Willem Rampangillei witnessed the signing.