During July 9-12, the delegation of the Forest Service of the Ministry of Agrarian Industries of the United States is visiting Ukraine. The purpose of the visit is to discuss the existing emergency management system in Ukraine and to discuss issues of further bilateral cooperation.
Today, the delegation of the Forest Service visited the head office of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, where Volodymyr Demchuk, Director of the Emergency Response Department of the SES of Ukraine, met with American colleagues. On behalf of the Service, he congratulated the American delegation and expressed his sincere gratitude for the arrival and readiness for intense joint work.
"Productive long-term bilateral cooperation with many American state and non-state agencies in many areas of activity is a clear indication of this. Ukraine and the United States have a rich history of cooperation, long-standing friendly relations, - he said - In turn, the head of the US delegation, the head of the Mission in Ukraine, the United States Agency for International Development Disaster Relief Services, Chris Nobel said: "Our team is cooperating with about twenty-five countries, and the goal of such cooperation is to adapt our responsive systems. In order to do this, we try to use all the possibilities, including – such kind of visits, like our current visit to Ukraine. "
"The United States, Chris Nobel stressed, has a long history and considerable experience of responding to emergencies. It is worth mentioning only the overcoming of the consequences of Katrina hurricane (the most devastating hurricane in the history of the United States, formed on August 23, 2005 in the Bahamas, wind speed reached 77 m/s, total damage - 81.2 billion dollars, 1836 deaths - approx. ) Therefore, our goal is to develop the best response systems and share our experience. We know that Ukraine has an extremely professional system of responses. And the purpose of our visit is to determine the ways and directions of our cooperation with you. We plan to get acquainted with your legislative framework in the area of response, with models of interconnection with other bodies and units. We value this opportunity for us to learn your experience and tell you about our own. "