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Foreign Affairs Min: International cooperation "important" to tackle El Nino Phenomenon

15:19 | Lima, Sep. 07.

Chancellor Ana Maria Sanchez deemed as "important" the international cooperation aimed at facing El Niño climate phenomenon, which is expected to hit the region.

On Monday morning, the Chancellor and Agriculture Minister Juan Manuel Benites presided over an information session, which also gathered heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Peru, with the aim of addressing the National Strategy to tackle El Niño climate phenomenon.

"In this case Peru is outlining a large strategy based on many resources, but international cooperation is always important [...]," she expressed.

According to the Minister, it is relevant not only to support the population, but to implement "the entire joint strategy" for the corresponding response to tackle the climate phenomenon's impact.

She also considered necessary the international aid contacts to be channeled through the Chancellery. Likewise, a multisectoral work group has been set up. It will be led by the Ministry of Agriculture; nonetheless, work will be carried out coordinately, the official noted.

"Thus, disaster prevention and risk management are essential tools, which must be included into development policies," Sanchez added.

The information  was well received by diplomatic representations and international bodies, which expressed their wish to collaborate with Peru in order to face El Nino climate phenomenon.

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Published: 9/7/2015
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