31 May '13, 1pm

NATO & #Russia committed to boost cooperation on civil emergency planning

NATO & #Russia committed to boost cooperation on civil emergency planning

Both parties agreed that Russia and NATO nations face the same challenges in dealing with the consequences of natural and man-made disasters and expressed their intention to expand the mutually beneficial cooperation in the area of civil emergency planning and response. They discussed the planning of additional joint exercises, cooperation in ensuring protection for high visibility events, and considered further cooperation in the field of medical evacuation. They also explored the use of modern technologies for civil emergency purposes. During the meeting, Ambassador Vershbow said that the visit of Minister Puchkov is a clear sign of the good cooperation between the Russian Federation and NATO in the field of civil emergency planning and disaster response and that practical cooperation is of great value to the Alliance, NATO nations and the Russian Federation. The Ministe...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_100951.htm

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