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YEREVAN. -- The funds allocated by the EU have been effectively implemented, said the head of the EU delegation in Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski on Friday in Yerevan as he presented the results of the disaster risk reduction program funded by the EU.

According to him, the EU has an important goal - to provide support to Armenia on emergency management, aimed at increasing the capacity of the republic, both at the government and at the local level.

Over the past 25 years, the EU has invested about €50 million in disaster management in Armenia, and will continue to provide support in this regard, Switalski said.

According to him, the Armenia-EU agreement provides for a whole section on civil defense, and in the near future they will begin implementing a large-scale twinning program for the total amount of €1 million.

EU plans to implement a regional program for disaster risk management and risk reduction totaling about €6 million, the envoy noted, adding that 80% of the deal has already been implemented, and they are going to bring it to a logical end.

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