Georgia to hold large-scale Georgian-Azerbaijani Security Caucasus – 2014 exercises

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.2

By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend:

A preparatory meeting of the Georgian-Azerbaijani Security of the Caucasus - 2014 exercises was held at the Tbilisi-based International Studies Division of the Department of Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.

Exercises will be held on Sept. 5 at the Yagludzhe site involving both Georgian and Azeri rescuers, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia reported.

The purpose of large-scale exercises is to coordinate joint actions of appropriate agencies of Georgia and Azerbaijan in emergencies.

It provides a Memorandum of Cooperation between the MIA of the two countries.

In addition, rescuers will conduct exercises to improve coordination of their actions on the elimination of oil leakage at sea and on land under an agreement with BP.

The exercise will be attended by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan, BP, BP Briggs contractor (BRIGGS), and Energy Invest JSC representatives.

The preparatory meeting participants reviewed the training methodology, technical and organizational issues.

Training points and goals were also considered.

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