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Kazakhstan and Jordan to cooperate in the field of civil defense

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The draft law On ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on cooperation in the field of civil defense, prevention and liquidation of emergency situations was approved in plenary session of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The agreement was signed by the Foreign Ministers of the two countries on November 1, 2017 in Astana. Taking into account the possibility of emergencies that cannot be eliminated by the forces and means of one of the parties, the implementation of this Agreement will facilitate the organization of joint coordinated actions in the event of emergency situations on the territory of one of the parties. Ratification of the Agreement will allow: firstly � to exchange experience in the field of monitoring and prevention of emergencies, preparing the population for actions in case of their threat and occurrence; secondly � to train specialists in the field of civil protection in the educational institutions of the states, to conduct joint thematic conferences, seminars, exercises and trainings in order to increase the effectiveness of the protection of the population on a regular basis; thirdly – to provide in the shortest possible time assistance in the liquidation of emergency situations on the territory of the parties, � Y. Ilyin said.

Answering the questions of the Deputies, the Deputy Minister explained that in case of death or injury, the receiving party pays compensation to the granting party in accordance with its legislation to the extent stipulated by international agreements.

Deputy Minister of Finance Ruslan Beketayev, who was asked by the Majilis Deputies about the cost of emergency assistance to other countries, said that for this purpose, funds are put in the government’s reserve for urgent expenses. In the National budget, these funds are pledged for a three-year period in the amount of 303 billion tenge; in 2018 these reserves amount to about 73 billion tenge.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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