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Deputy Minister Etibar Mirzayev meets with a delegation of the Turkish Emergency Management Agency

Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Lieutenant General Etibar Mirzayev met with the delegation, led by the head of the Main Operations Department of the Turkish Emergency Management Agency (AFAD), that is participating in the international regional “Earthquake response exercise”, held at the Academy of the MES November 3-8, 2019 by the Ministry of Emergency Situations together with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Deputy Minister Etibar Mirzayev greeted the guests and provided them with the information about the already conducted and next arrangements in order Azerbaijani MES’s International Search and Rescue team to pass the INSARAG classification and expressed its gratitude to the Turkish delegation for the support in this direction. Deputy Minister emphasized the effective collaboration of the appropriate bodies of the two countries in the frame of UN International Search and Rescue Advisory Group. 

The head of Main Operations Department of the Turkish Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) Abdulkadir Tezjan thanked for the warm meeting and stressed that they viewed the equipment and activity in the frame of the preparation of the International Search and Rescue team and expressed their pleasure of the broad capabilities of the units in search and rescue, and firefighting. The guest highly appreciated Azerbaijan’s hosting international regional “Earthquake response exercise” and underlined the significance of the more broadened cooperation.

At the meeting comprehensive exchange of views was held on the preparation of the International Search and Rescue Team for passing the classification under UN International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG).

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