Seminar on Disaster Prevention Experiences and Policy for Afghanistan was Held in NUIST 
2015-10-28

In the morning of October 21, a one-month Seminar on Disaster Prevention Experiences and Policy for Afghanistan sponsored by Ministry of Commerce and hosted by WMO Regional Training Centre Nanjing was held in NUIST, Professor Li Gang, NUIST vice chancellor attended the ceremony and delivered a speech, 29 participants from the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Disaster Management Authority, Rural Reconstruction Department and other departments attended the opening ceremony.

Vice chancellor Li Gang expressed a warm welcome to all participants, and appreciated the long-term support from the Ministry of Commerce. He also briefly presented an general description of the University and WMO Nanjing Regional Training Center Nanjing. He stressed that this year is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Afghanistan, and the "Sino- Afghanistan friendship and cooperation year", NUIST and WMO Regional Training Centre Nanjing is very pleased to host this seminar, to make due contribution to deepen the friendship between two countries. Natural disasters not only cause loss of life and property, but also destroyed years of economic construction. This seminar will provide a platform, hoping the two countries exchange experiences in policy making of disaster prevention and mitigation, more accurate warnings and more effective relief.
 
Mr. Azizullah Mr. Farhang on behalf of the Afghan participants, said China and Afghanistan has maintained friendly relations between two countries for many years, recent years have witnessed further development in bilateral cooperation and more interwined links of the interests. They were very grateful for Chinese government and WMO Nanjing Regional Training Center for their effort in organizing this seminar.
 
During their stay in China, the participants would also visit Shanghai Meteorological Service.
 
This is the first time that WMO Regional Training Centre Nanjing hosted Afghan bilateral training courses.