Dominican Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas will attend the "Ministerial Dialogue on Hurricane Preparedness and Disaster Resilience in the Caribbean," convened by the United States Government, which will be held at the headquarters of the Southern Command in Miami. , Florida.
This was reported Thursday by the Dominican Foreign Ministry in a statement in which he specified that the US undersecretary of State, John J. Sullivan; and Admiral Craig S. Faller, Commander of the Southern Command, will host the event.
The purpose of the event is to strengthen the regional capacity to predict and mitigate disasters in the Caribbean, an area very vulnerable to natural disasters and climate change.
At the meeting, according to the statement, officials from 18 Caribbean countries and the Agency for the Management of Emergencies and Disasters in the Caribbean (Cdema, for its acronym in English), Caribbean Community Organization (Caricom) will meet.
In addition, representatives of the Regional Security System, the Federal Agency for Emergency Management and the International Agency for Development (USAID) will be present.
Likewise, delegates from the Department of Energy, the Federal Communications Commission, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as well as the Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, among other North American governmental entities.
The natural catastrophes cause every year in the world the forced displacement of 13.9 million people, according to data from the United Nations Agency for Disaster Prevention.
From his position in the Security Council of the UN, which since January 1 has been a non-permanent member, the Dominican Republic has said that it will insist on the need to combat climate change and the disasters linked to it.
The Dominican Republic loses an average of 420 million dollars a year due to natural disasters, according to different data.