(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Doha
will host the 51st Executive Council meeting and 23rd General Assembly
of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) for three days
from today. A number of ministers and senior officials from 48 countries
will take part in the event which will discuss a number of topics
related to the organisation's line of work, its development, internal
laws and future plans.
The event will witness a field exercise by
Qatar's General Directorate of Civil Defence in collaboration with the
Search and Rescue team of Lekhwiya at Ras Laffan Emergency College. The
details were announced at a meeting yesterday by the General Directorate
of Civil Defence Director General Brigadier Abdullah Mohamed
al-Suwaidi, ICDO Secretary-General Vladimir Kuvshinov and Deputy
Secretary-General Belkacem Elketroussi.
Al-Suwaidi said field
exercise will have the participation of all the specialised entities in
Qatar. He explained that the exercise, aimed to highlight the great
capabilities of Qatar in the humanitarian field, will be attended by
observer countries Singapore, Turkey, India, Australia, Kuwait, Oman and
Jordan. ICDO Secretary-General Kuvshinov said the meeting will also
give a chance for the participants to take a close look at the civil
defence facilities in Qatar and its great potential in this field.
Secretary-General Elketroussi described the event as a 'historical
meeting, as it is held for the first time in the Arab region.
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