Meeting on disaster prevention in South Eastern Europe

BELGRADE - A two-day meeting of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Initiative for South Eastern Europe (DPPI SEE) kicked off in Belgrade on Wednesday.

Predrag Maric, head of the Emergency Situation Sector of the Ministry of the Interior, said that the meeting participants will exchange opinion and experience in dealing with floods and fires and make plans for future cooperation.

Noting that Serbia chairs the Initiative, Maric underlined that the regional countries have to help one another more and cooperate in preventing all emergency situations.

Milosav Milickovic, state secretary at the Ministry of the Interior, underlined that Serbia has decided to make additional efforts to reinforce its prevention mechanism, adding that it stands ready to step up cooperation with other regional countries, particularly when it comes to prevention of fires, floods and earthquakes.

Aside from Serbia's officials, the Belgrade meeting has brought together officials of the emergency situation services of Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Italy.

Photo Ministry of Interior/Z. Zivkovic

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