Iranian Interior Minister meets Pranab

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New Delhi, Nov 8: Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi, who is on a two-day visit to India, met External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday.

Mohammadi is in New Delhi to participate in the Second Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction that commenced on Wednesday.

Fifty-two countries from the Asia and Pacific Region are participating in the two-day conference.
 
Thirty-three country delegations are led by their respective Ministers. The total country delegates are 150. In addition, over 100 experts and 50 NGOs are also participating in the event.

The outcome of the conference will include a "Delhi Declaration" on Disaster Risk Reduction.
 
The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in 2005 at Hyogo, Kobe, Japan in which Hyogo Framework of Action 2005-15 was adopted for building the resilience of nations and communities to natural disasters.
 
The first Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in September 2005 in Beijing in which Action for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia was adopted.

Meanwhile, Mukherjee also separately met Israeli Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit.

 

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