KHABAROVSK. July 14. VOSTOK-MEDIA – Japanese rescuers will visit the Russian Far East. They will discuss co-operation issues relating prevention of natural and man-made emergency situations and liquidation its consequences together with their Russian colleagues.
The Japanese specialists will visit Khabarovsk and Vladivostok within a week, reported press-service of MES of Russia. They are expected to call on Far Eastern regional search-and-rescue department of MES of Russia and Khabarovsk Center for Disaster Medicine as well as meet students of Pacific National University and visit Khabarovsk-based Emergency Situations Monitoring and Forecasting Agency. In Vladivostok they will visit regional branch of all-Russian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre and meet with local firefighting crews. Besides, Russian and Japanese rescuers will hold a series of joint meetings dedicated to solution of the issues on prevention of natural and man-made emergency situations and liquidation its consequences.
This visit of the Japanese delegation to Russia is reciprocal. Last year a group of officers of MES of Russia has visited Japan, where they took a closer look at local emergency prevention system.
The cooperation between Far Eastern division of Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations and Japanese government has been maintaining for several years. And it is no wonder, because Russian Far East and the Japanese Islands share a number of issues regarding prevention and liquidation of various emergency situations, including earthquakes, tsunami, cyclones, ecological disasters caused by oil spills and the like. Establishment of co-operation, finding ways of effective emergency response and sharing experience are the main topics in the dialogue between MES of Russia and Japan.