BAKU (Trend)–The emergency situations agencies of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia plan to hold joint trainings exercises, Azerbaijan’s Emergency Situations Minister, Kamaladdin Heydarov, told journalists on Sept.18.
“Today, on Sept. 18, Baku is hosting a conference of the heads of the emergency situations agencies of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC),” he said, adding that the conference has adopted a declaration on cooperation among emergency situation agencies of the BSEC member-countries.
“We have agreed with the emergency situations agencies of Turkey and Russia to hold joint trainings. At present the issue is under discussions,” the minister added.
Heydarov said that the date of the trainings will be determined after the talks but added that “This conference will strengthen the cooperation amongst the emergency situation agencies of the organization member countries.”
“The authority of Azerbaijan in the world and international organizations is growing every day,” he said in his opening remarks at the conference
The minister also appraised the “Caspian 2009″ trainings held by the Emergency Situations Ministry in the Sabail district of Baku. “The purpose of the trainings was to check the level preparation of the rescue operations in the tectonic time. Today, it was proved that we have made progress in elimination of the emergencies,” the minister added.