The Ministers of Emergency Situations of Greece and Russia discussed the exchange of experience, know-how and best practices at a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday.
In the context of his working visit to the Russian capital, Deputy Civil Protection Minister Nikos Hardalias said both countries are well versed in disaster prevention and management. As a member of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (RescEU), Greece also contributes to the promotion of best practices at European level.
Hardalias and Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (MES) Alexander Chupriyan signed a protocol on cooperation and agreed on the further implementation of the Greek-Russian agreement in the field of prevention and response.
They also discussed the strategic cooperation of both countries as participants of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) in the context of providing assistance during natural disasters and man-made disasters in agreement with the BSEC member countries.
The Greek official, along with the deputy commander of the Greek fire brigade Iakovos Kleftospyros and several civil protection officials, visited the headquarters of the Emergencies Ministry and the Fire Brigade in Moscow.
Hardalias began his three-day visit to Russia on Monday and will return on Wednesday 12 May. …