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Japan, Spain: Partnership for peace, growth, and innovation

A joint Statement by the Prime Minister of Japan and the President of the Government of Spain in which the countries commit to enhance their contacts in order to promote bilateral consultations in international fora and, in particular, in the context of the United Nations, including: (i) working together in the promotion of preventive diplomacy and mediation, as well as to create an effective post-2015 development agenda based on human security, in particular promoting concrete efforts on disaster risk reduction and universal health coverage as directly connected to human security; and (ii) sharing the view that disaster risk reduction is a core issue in the development agenda in order to eradicate poverty irreversibly, Japan and Spain will cooperate to mainstream disaster risk reduction through the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction which will be held in Sendai in March 2015.

The statement was made on the occasion of the launch of a partnership for peace, growth, and innovation, directed at enhancing the prosperity and mutual cooperation of both countries with the following priority areas: politics and security, cooperation for realizing economic growth, science and technology and global issues, and cultural and people-to-people exchanges. It marked the opening in Japan of “400th Anniversary of Japan-Spain relations"/ "Dual Spain-Japan Year,” which commemorates a long history of bilateral relations and encompasses economic, civil society and cultural activities oriented to build strong networks that inspire and further develop the cooperation between the two countries.

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  • Themes:Governance, Social Impacts & Resilience
  • Countries/Regions:Japan, Spain

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/34990

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