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The delegation of the Ministry of Emergency Situations went to China
The delegation of the Ministry of Emergency Situations under the leadership of the head of the department Vladimir Puchkov with 10 on 12 August will visit the People's Republic of China. The main events will be held in Beijing, the press service of the ministry reports.
The purpose of the visit will be participation in the 8 Forum of senior officials of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Emergency Services, which is chaired by the PRC this year, as well as further strengthening bilateral Russian-Chinese relations in the area of emergency protection and response. The forum is dedicated to the use of modern technologies to prevent emergency situations and reduce their consequences.
Representatives of the Russian delegation will take an active part in the business program of the Forum: in three sessions, presentations with plenary reports, exchange of experience and development of joint recommendations for APEC participants are planned. The specialists of the Ministry will share with their foreign colleagues the peculiarities of the national policy and practical approaches to the introduction of the achievements of science and technology in responding to emergency situations in the Russian Federation, as well as the principles of conducting remedial work in the aftermath of their consequences.
A particularly significant event will be a bilateral meeting of Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov and Minister of Civil Administration of China Li Ligo, during which the signing of the Memorandum on the intensification of cooperation between the rescue departments of the two countries.
In addition, the program of the visit provides for a bilateral meeting between Vladimir Puchkov and Chen Lei, the Minister of Water Resources of the PRC, during which the delegation of the EMERCOM of Russia will visit socially significant infrastructure facilities, get acquainted with the tasks and capabilities of the National Center for the Prevention and Elimination of Natural Emergencies, and the work of China's emergency services. , the organization of civil defense in the country.
The visit is aimed at strengthening interaction in the field of joint struggle between the two countries, as well as the entire Asia-Pacific region, with emergency situations. This task is particularly relevant given the increasing number and scale of natural disasters, including the current catastrophic flood in the Chinese province of Hunan, as well as the flood in the Far East in 2013, which affected vast areas of both Russia and China.