Meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister, H.E. Shinzō Abe
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, met with Hon’ble Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Shinzo Abe, recently. They discussed ways in which Japan and India could collaborate to exchange and share ideas and innovative solutions between both countries, especially in regards to WASH and the protection of crucial aquifers, such as the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers.
During the meeting, His Excellency, the Hon’ble Prime Minister was presented with water from the Ganga River, the life-line for some 500 million people, which is also one of the most threatened rivers in the world. He was also given a letter from GIWA urging the nation of Japan to strongly support WASH as a key sustainable development goal in the United Nation’s post 2015 agenda and in the United Nation’s upcoming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Framework.