Cooperation of emergency services of Central Asian countries
Central Asian countries have joined forces to prevent and eliminate the consequences of man-made and natural disasters. The issues were discussed at a forum in Almaty by head of emergency departments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. The delegates said that the Central Asian countries, with 80 million populations, face similar natural disasters. The countries signed a joint agreement on coordination of rescue services in Central Asia, which includes close cooperation on the exchange of emergency information and forecasts, as well as providing assistance to each other.
YURI ILYIN, KAZAKH DEPUTY MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS:
- We set the goal to further consolidate our efforts on topics of prompt response to major emergencies. For every local emergency that takes place on our territory, we have enough...