The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s delegation has attended a working meeting of representatives of emergency services of BRICS countries, which has been held in the city of East-London, the Republic of South Africa.
The main topic of discussion during the meeting was implementation of Saint-Petersburg plan for cooperation between BRICS countries for 2016-2018 and adoption of a new plan for the next two years.
All delegations presented their reports on implemented measures in their countries, including shared successful experience in implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
Special attention was given to development of monitoring systems and early prevention of emergencies, as well as population alarming systems. Representatives of the South Africa pointed out how well the Integrated Safety and Security 2018 was organized, which they visited in June, as well as stressed its importance as a promising platform for practical interaction between rescue services of BRICS countries.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s delegation also examined fire and rescue equipment and technologies, used during response to emergencies.
At the end of the meeting, the plan for cooperation between emergency agencies of BRICS countries for 2018-2020 was signed, which provides all-round cooperation in prevention and mitigation of emergency situation, training of specialists, improvement of data exchange about various emergencies and threats. A declaration was drafted that consolidates interest of all parties to continue working in pentalateral format.