Japan NZ to cooperate in assisting Pacific islands over disasters
TOKYO, Japan --- The foreign ministers of Japan and New Zealand agreed Saturday to strengthen cooperation in helping Pacific island nations cope with climate change and natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunami.
After a meeting in Tokyo, Fumio Kishida and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully said in a statement they will hold a first round of talks "at the earliest possible time next year" to discuss coordinating their development aid to island nations in the Pacific.
“Japan and New Zealand both place great importance on the Pacific Islands Cooperation, particularly in the spheres of climate change and natural disasters, including earthquake and tsunami,” the ministers said, noting progress made in bilateral cooperation in assisting Pacific island nations over tsunami early warning and emergency response.
Before their talks, Kishida and McCully both watched the Japan rugby team take on the world champion All Blacks in Tokyo.
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