There has been an increasing recognition of the importance of promoting disaster risk reduction efforts at all levels, taking a holistic approach to disaster management through regional and international cooperation. Considering that the three countries are close neighbors, trilateral cooperation is essential to effectively respond to disasters and to reduce risks, thereby ensuring resilient societies and a safer environment in the region. As one of the best initiatives of the trilateral cooperation, the three countries commemorated 10-year anniversary of cooperation on disaster management in 2019, and reaffirmed the significance of its continued development.
In this connection, the TCS seeks to establish an institutional framework for regional cooperation on disaster management by organizing platforms for policy exchanges and exercise among the relevant officials and experts of the three countries. The TCS has also been playing active roles as a facilitator for working-level discussions and implementation of follow-up projects.