JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia and Fiji have cooperated to exchange information on disaster mitigation. The two Asia-Pacific countries have similarity in geography and natural disasters.
Inia Seruiratu, Minister of Agriculture Development, Rural, Maritime, and National Fiji, Rural, Maritime and National Disaster Mitigation, said the aim of the two countries' cooperation was to minimize the implications of natural disasters, as well as getting a better understanding of many things related to natural disasters, including how to deal with crisis in the event of a disaster.
The Minister said said Fiji was classified as a small but typically trivial country associated with natural disasters. Indonesia on the other hand also has a special character in natural disasters. On that basis, the cooperation of two countries has strategic value for the exchange of information on natural disasters and disaster mitigation.
"We are a fairly small country, it is important to share our capabilities, especially in the case of disaster," Inia said, as quoted by Antara.
According to Inia, the cooperation between the two countries also strengthens the partnership and friendly relations between Indonesia and Fiji. Partnerships with many countries, including Indonesia, are vital as part of maintaining international relations.
The Fiji Minister continued that the two countries have the same concern regarding many of the key issues in government policy on climate change and the use of appropriate technology for disaster management purposes.
Questioning technology, Ina said it is very important because it can facilitate in anticipation and disaster management. The two countries are learning from each other related to technology in disaster.