A. Piloyan and T. Ribo signed a new cooperation document

16:49 / 05.11.2021

On November 5, Andranik Piloyan, the Minister of ES received Thierry Ribo, the Head of the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross to the RA.

Welcoming the guests, Minister Piloyan expressed his gratitude for the long-term bilateral and multilateral cooperation with the Ministry. Among the many effective humanitarian and educational programs, A. Piloyan especially emphasized the invaluable role of the Red Cross in the search and retrievement of the fallen servicemen, as well as in the key role of supporting the return of hostages.

Mr. Thierry Ribo, expressed his gratitude for the warm reception. “This is our first meeting, but the cooperation between the two structures started in 2017: I am very glad that we have the opportunity to expand this well-founded cooperation”, said he and added that two directions of the development of the cooperation are being considered: alignment of civil defense legislation with international law and organization of training in the field of international humanitarian law.

Action Plan of "Armenian state legislation related to civil protection on compliance with the standards of international humanitarian law" of 2021-2022 was signed between the International Committee of the Red Cross in Armenia and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of RA at the end of the meeting.

The meeting was also attended by Armen Pambukhchyan, the First Deputy Minister of Emergency Situations, Armen Gasparyan, the Director of the Rescue Service, Darko Jordanov, the Head of Cooperation and Prevention Unit of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Armenia, Igor Shevtsov, the Delegate for Activities with Armed Forces, Emma Mkrtchyan, the Security and Safety Officer.

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