NEMA chief receives French AmbassadorSociety
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Chief of the National Emergency Management Agency, Major General G.Ariunbuyan received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to Mongolia Sebastien Surun.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on relations and cooperation between the two countries and ongoing joint projects.
Mr. Ariunbuyan said, “Bilateral cooperation in the field of disaster protection continues uninterruptedly even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly, large-scale projects are being implemented under the public-private partnerships. Despite the difficulties and obstacles caused by the unpredictable situation, the two sides are working to achieve our goals through joint efforts,” adding that he is pleased to note the significance of the projects towards enhancing Mongolia’s disaster management capacity, which are being implemented at NEMA under the soft loan from France.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Disaster Management Agency of the French Republic and the National Emergency Management Agency of Mongolia was signed on October 14, 2010 during the official visit of the Member of the Government of the French Republic, Minister of State for Foreign Trade Ms. Anne-Marie Idrac. It marked the beginning of bilateral relations and cooperation in the field of disaster protection.
The signing of the MoU paved a way to expand the scope of bilateral cooperation in the field of disaster protection, creating conditions to organize trainings to improve human resource capacity, provide special equipment for searching, rescuing and firefighting as well as to improve capacity of the warning and management center.
Furthermore, within the framework of a financial agreement between the Government of Mongolia and the Government of the French Republic, a project on establishment of a new unit for air rescue operations and the supply of special-purpose helicopters and firefighting vehicles is being successfully implemented.