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NATO drills in aftermath of natural disasters to begin in Georgia

Georgia Materials 23 September 2012 21:56
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordinator Centre (EADRCC) conducts drills for the aftermath of natural disasters "Georgia 2012" on landfill Iagludzhi, the press service of the Interior Ministry reported.
NATO drills in aftermath of natural disasters to begin in Georgia

Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept 23 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordinator Centre (EADRCC) conducts drills for the aftermath of natural disasters "Georgia 2012" on landfill Iagludzhi, the press service of the Interior Ministry reported.

"Drills "Georgia 2012 "will allow NATO countries and their partners to work in practice actions in the aftermath of natural disasters and to improve coordination between countries in similar situations," - said the Interior Ministry.

The report said that the drill will be part of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) and 13 countries, the officers who join in teaching. The drills will follow 60 observers.

"In general, the drill will involve more than a thousand people, representatives of the civil service and the military groups of NATO partner countries that have some experience in emergency response," - said in statement of press-service.

According to the Interior Ministry, by the scenery a violent earthquake, which cause great casualties and destruction of basic infrastructure, will release chemicals into the atmosphere and radiation will be on the outskirts of Tbilisi.

Drills will consist of three phases: from 22 to 24 September, organizing events, groups welcoming, training and doctrine command, from 25 to 26 September - the teaching on the range and 27 September - drills demonstration and closing ceremony.

"During the training, the NATO countries and their partners to practice using established procedures and tested their ability to improve the skills to respond to the consequences of disasters. Exercises will also help countries affected by natural disasters, effectively cooperate with their consequences and to better coordinate operations to eliminate" - said the Interior Ministry.

Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordinator Centre (EADRCC) conducts similar drills in the 14th time.

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