Tuesday, April 8, 2008

BSEC emergency situation group approves assistance action plan

During its three-day meeting in Odesa, the ad hoc group of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization (BSEC) for emergency situations has discussed a wide circle of cooperation issues.

The meeting participants talked over implementation of the agreement provisions, activity projects for BSEC communications officers, further cooperation between the BSEC and Black Sea Commission.

The sides particularly discussed effectiveness of the 2007-2009 program and approved the BSEC group's action plan for cooperation in provision of assistance and liquidation of emergency situation aftermath.

Representatives of all the BSEC member states took part in the event. This international organization was set up in line with the agreement of April 15, 1998, by the governments of Azerbaijan, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Ukraine to provide assistance and liquidate consequences of emergency situations caused by natural and industrial disasters. The agreement establishes principles and frameworks of coordinated assistance in case of natural and industrial disasters that cannot be overcome by the BSEC governments alone.