Emergency Ministers Kamalladin Heydarov, of Azerbaijan, and Sergey Shoigu, of Russia, signed a protocol on further cooperation in Moscow on Monday.
This document is supplement to the intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in prevention of disasters and elimination of consequences dated to 2001, the Information Department of the Russian Emergency Ministry told Trend.
According to Shoigu, the establishment of the Emergency Ministry in Azerbaijan became important occur. Earlier different bodies were involved in security and liquidation of consequences of disasters. We will be able to set closer cooperation with our counterparts on all issues related to security of the population and territories i.e. from forecasting of risks to establishment of rescue technique and equipment. We will render overhaul aid to the
new Azerbaijani Ministry, help them to avoid the mistakes committed by us and share with 15-year experience, the Russian Minister promised.
In his turn, Heydarov voiced hope that the representatives of the Azerbaijani Emergency Ministry and their Russian counterparts would work not only within the both countries, but also solve issues on rendering of aid abroad. Azerbaijan and Russian historically developed and worked together. Now we will render aid hand in hand, he stressed.
The Azerbaijani Ministry was founded at the decree by President Ilham Aliyev in December 2005. The Civil Defense Department, Fire Guard Department and other services of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry were placed at the disposal of the Emergency Ministry, ITAR-TASS reports.