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VLADIVOSTOK, October 8 (Itar-Tass) — Prospects for cooperation in the prevention and elimnation of the aftermath of emergencies will be discussed here on Monday by Vladimir Puchkov, Head of the Russian MInistry for Emergencies (RME), and Timothy Manning, Deputy Administrator of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The press service of the RME center for the Primorsky (maritime) Territory announced that the chiefs of the rescue services of the two countries would also discuss projects for an exchange of experts of the search-and-rescue services, and cooperation in giving an urgent psychological aid.
A Puchkov-Manning meeting will be held within the scope of a session of the Russia-US presidential commission's working group on cooperation in the prevention and elimination of the aftermath of emergencies. The working group was set up by the presidents of Russia and the United States in July 2009 for a search for ways to prevent and eliminate the aftermath of natural calamities and technogenic disasters.