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Pakistan, Cuba to cooperate in disaster management

ISLAMABAD, JUL 6 (DNA) Pakistan and Cuba signed a MoU to cooperate in the field of disaster management. The MoU was signed by Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lt. General Omar Mehmood Hayat and Ambassador of Cuba to Pakistan Gabriel Tield Copote in a small but impressive ceremony.
The executing agency for implementation of MoU from Pakistan is NDMA while from Cuban side it is General National Staff of Civil Defence.
While speaking on the occasion Chairman NDMA Lt. Gen Omar Mahmmood Hayat termed the signing of MoU as a significant step toward building resilience against disasters and said that this MoU will provide a legal framework for enhancing mutual cooperation between the two countries in the areas of disaster management and risk mitigation.
Cuban ambassador said that through such bilateral cooperation countries can learn from each other new ways of reducing disaster risks to minimize exposures to hazards. He observed that during peace time management skills of complex disasters and applications of innovative methods of handling them can be shared with each other for capacity building of disaster management professionals.
Both sides expressed strong resolve for continued support and coopeation and to share mutually beneficial experience. Towards the end, the Chairman NDMA presented a souvenir to the visiting guest as a token of profound gratitude.=DNA

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