NATO Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee held its plenary meeting in Azerbaijan within the framework of Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council - PHOTOSESSION

 NATO Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee held its plenary meeting in Azerbaijan within the framework of Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council  - <font color=red>PHOTOSESSION</font>
# 18 May 2010 07:26 (UTC +04:00)
According to APA, representatives of the NATO member and partner countries, NATO’s related structures are attending the meeting. NATO Assistant Secretary General for Plans in the Operations, Ambassador Maurits Jochems expressed gratitude to Azerbaijan for valuable cooperation and hosting the meeting at a high-level.

Then Minister of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan Colonel-General Kemaleddin Heydarov addressed the session. He underlined the dynamic of extending partnership between Azerbaijan and NATO, as well as significant importance of the cooperation in the field of civil emergency planning. Reminding about the frequent natural and industrial disasters, Kemaleddin Heydarov noted the importance of strengthening mechanisms for prevention of these disasters. “Azerbaijan will continue to contribute this field and it is able to contribute to the international rescue operations as well”.

Then the minister informed the participants about the recent floods in the republic and emergency measures taken for elimination of the results of natural disaster.

NATO Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee holds its plenary sessions outside the Brussels-based headquarters on extraordinary occasions. This plenary session in Azerbaijan is an indication of the recognizing the importance of NATO-Azerbaijan partnership, as well as civil emergency planning cooperation.

On Wednesday, the plenary session will be continued between the NATO allies.

The main aim of the session is to discuss the working program of the planning bureau and committees of SCEPC for 2010-2013, action program on trainings and exercises for 2011-2015, elaboration of action plan of SCEPC for improving civil preparedness against possible attacks together with experts in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear security fields, assistance in emergency situations and disasters and other related issues.

A number of meetings will be held concerning civil emergency planning and crisis management to improve the relations of the Ministry of Emergency Situations with the related structures of NATO.





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