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International regional “Earthquake response exercise” is over

International regional “Earthquake response exercise”, held by the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan together with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the Academy of the MES in Hovsan settlement of Surakhani district in Baku on November 3-8, 2019 is over.

Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Lieutenant General Etibar Mirzayev, UN coordinator on response to natural disasters in CIS countries Roberto Colangelo, UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Gulam Isakzai, representative of other international organizations and participants of the exercise attended the final meeting.

Delivering a speech at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations Etibar Mirzayev stressed that the international regional exercise, held by the International Search and Rescue Advisory group (INSARAG) and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Azerbaijan jointly, ended in success. Deputy Minister congratulated the participants of the exercise and wished them good luck in their future activities. Etibar Mirzayev expressed gratitude to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for holding the exercise in Azerbaijan and for the comprehensive support. He also said that more than 25 countries, 10 international and non-governmental organizations as well as representatives of more than 25 central and local executive bodies of the Republic of Azerbaijan participated in the international regional exercise.

Deputy Minister said that according the scenario of the exercise the procedures for humanitarian assistance to the disaster-affected country were fulfilled. To his mind, the exercise was of great significance in exchanging of experiences and improving of knowledge and skills for the participants and this joint event paved the way for strengthening of collaboration and friendship, too.

The next speakers, UN coordinator on response to natural disasters in CIS countries Roberto Colangelo and UN Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan Gulam Isakzai stressed that the exercise realized in success. They emphasized that the exercise played a great role for broadening and deepening of collaboration.

Then the participants of the exercise were presented certificates.

Group photo was taken at the end.

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