Russia and the U.S. agreed on regular information exchange to prevent and manage emergency situations.Kirill Kallinikov / RIA Novosti
The Russian emergencies ministry’s national crisis management center and the United States’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have agreed on regular information exchange to prevent and manage emergency situations, a Russian ministry official said on July 12.
"Today, the Russian emergencies ministry’s national crisis management center had a regular videoconference with the top officials of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency," Alexander Romanov, director of the ministry’s international department, told journalists. "This work started on April 12. It was the second such conference today. An agreement was reached to hold such conferences regularly once every three months, along with routine daily information exchange."
He once again underscored that Russia’s emergencies ministry has been promoting Russia’s initiative to create a global network of crisis management centers to timely prevent emergency situations and liquidate their consequences.
"Currently, along with Russia, this work involves 12 former Soviet republics, as well as crisis management centers from the United States, China and Serbia. Apart from that, crises management center of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Civil Defense Organization (ICDO) have joined this network," he said.
Russia’s emergencies ministry, according to Romanov, has elaborated procedures of information exchanges between crisis management centers to better coordinate international efforts.
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