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Director of the Service hosted Fabienne Ryder, the Security Advisor of the Embassy of Switzerland in Armenia

18:07 / 26.02.2020



On February 26 Vrezh Gabrielyan, r/s General-Major, Director of the Service hosted Fabienne Ryder, the Security Advisor of the Embassy of Switzerland in Armenia. Sergey Hovhannisyan, Coordinator of the National Program of Switzerland Cooperation Office, Tigran Avagyan, Head of Service Organization Department of the Rescue Service and other executives of the field participated in the meeting.

The aim of the meeting was to jointly discuss the role of the Rescue Service, as well as the opportunities for cooperation between Switzerland Embassy and the Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Director of RS welcomed the guest and highlighted the activities implemented in the framework of Armenian-Switzerland cooperation, as well as mentioned that there was a rich experience of cooperation which was quite useful so we need to move on based on it.

Vrezh Gabrielyan presented the changes in the Law of the Republic of Armenia on ''Rescue Service" and said that it was quite promising and inspiring: it implies serious plans of the activities to ensure the implementation of law that contribute to more efficient, equitable and useful management of the system.

Director of RS also touched upon the main provisions of the "Disaster Risk Management and Population Protection" law and highlighted the proper provision of disaster risk reduction, early recovery and response, after disaster recovery processes in emergency situations by planned changes, the importance of the opportunity to make a decision to declare a state of emergency, which will create a more organized system in emergency situations.

Fabienne Ryder expressed gratitude for the reception and asked about the safety and risk assessment in the emergency situations and disasters, and how the corporation with Embassy of Switzerland was implemented in such cases.

Director of RS assured that a list of relevant actions was clearly set out and developed in all national plans by which activities with the embassies were organized.

Fabienne Ryder expressed gratitude for interesting discussion and getting meaningful answers to all questions, expressed hope to strengthen and develop further cooperation.

At the end of the meeting, Verzh Gabrielyan thanked the Switzerland Embassy in Armenia and expressed readiness to develop further cooperation. 

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