Vice Minister Ye Jianchun paid an official visit to Russia
From June 5th to 9th, 2017, Mr. Ye Jianchun, Vice Minister of Water Resources attended the opening ceremony of the 2017 International Symposium on Comprehensive Security, and delivered a speech on strategies for disaster risk and natural disaster management. In Russia, Vice Minister Ye paid a courtesy call on Mr. Pucci Cove, Russian Minister of Emergency Affairs, and held a talk with Mr. Stepanov, the first Vice Minister.
Vice Minister Ye conveyed the greeting of Minister Chen Lei to Minister Pucci Cove, and expressed his readiness to constantly strengthen the China-Russia cooperation in flood control and disaster reduction. Minister Pucci Cove expressed his thanks to Minister Chen and Ministry of Water Resources of China for emphasizing the China-Russia cooperation in the field of the trans-boundary flood control and disaster mitigation, and stood ready to further deepen bilateral cooperation. Vice Minister Ye had in-depth exchange with Vice Minister Stepanov on further implementing the MOU on flood control. Vice Minister Ye noted that continuously deepened cooperation between two countries in the fields of flood control and disaster mitigation in border rivers caters for the requirements in the new era of comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Russia. He proposed to enhance high-level visits and ensure the implementation of 2017 work plan of the joint working group on flood control. Vice Minister Stepanov stated that Russian Ministry of Emergency Affaires attaches great attention to the cooperation with Ministry of Water Resources of China, and expressed his willingness to further reinforce exchange and sharing on hydrological information and intensify local cooperation in tans-boundary river areas.
In the speech of the international conference of national and international strategies on disaster risk and natural disaster management, Vice Minister Ye reviewed the cooperation between two ministries in flood control and disaster alleviation of trans-border rivers, and highlighted that the timely and effective cooperation conforms to the common interests of China and Russia. The Chinese Ministry of Water Resources is willing to enhance cooperation with Russia and other countries to make joint efforts for international flood control and disaster reduction.
During his visit to Russia, Vice Minister Ye conducted on-site visits to disaster relief exercise and the national emergency management center, and exchanged ideas with participants of different countries on the latest experience and achievements in the field of disaster prevention and mitigation.