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Hardalias Visiting Moscow May 10-12 for Talks with Civil Protection Officials

ATHENS — Civil Defense and Crisis Management Deputy Minister Nikos Hardalias is on an official visit to Russia as of Monday to May 12.

Hardalias will meet with his counterpart Alexander Chupriyan, first deputy minister of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOME), on boosting collaboration between the two countries in this sector.

They will discuss in particular prevention of natural catastrophes and technical know-how exchanges, as Greece is part of the EU's RescEU mechanism of civil protection.

They will also discuss the strategic collaboration of the two countries in the context of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which both countries are members of.

Hardalias will also represent Greece at the opening of the international expo "Integrated Safety and Security Exhibition 2021" and visit Moscow's Fire Brigade operational center.

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