SCO Del Ex. - 2019

BACKGROUND

The 9th meeting of the Heads of Departments of disaster prevention of SCO countries of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states, dealing with prevention and elimination of emergency situations was held at Kyrgyzstan w e f 23-25 Aug 2017 in which all the eight SCO member countries participated.

The Indian delegation was led by Hon’ble Home Minister, Sh Rajnath Singh. Hon’ble Home Minister, India announced India’s offer to host the 10th Meeting of Heads of Departments of disaster prevention of SCO member states. The offer was unanimously accepted. Hon’ble Home Minister also stated that the 10th meeting could be preceded by a joint simulation exercise of SCO member States on Earthquake Urban Search & Rescue. This proposal was accepted and the activity was included under 2018-19 plan.