YEREVAN. – Armen Gasparyan, Director of the Rescue Service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) of Armenia, on Thursday received John Patterson, Regional Advisor at United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, and Adam Stefan, the Director of the Democracy and Governance Office of USAID Armenia.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the details of the cooperation between the MES and the aforesaid office and further work, the ministry informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
Gasparyan noted that all the initiatives between the two organizations are of a humanitarian nature.
In their turn, the guests presented a disaster risk reduction program, one of the main components of which is firefighting.
An agreement was reached to set up a working group for more effective cooperation.