Islamabad, Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik held meeting with delegation of United States Army Central (USARCENT) led by Lieutenant General Patrick D. Frank, Commanding General of USARCENT at NDMA today.
Chairman NDMA gave an overview of Pakistan’s hazards & vulnerabilities, disaster management outlook and structure of NDMA & its role in international relief assistance. The interactive session also covered ongoing situation of Tropical Cyclone BIPARJOY at Arabian Sea and proactive preparedness to mitigate possible impact of cyclone at coastal areas of Pakistan. He highlighted that Pakistan’s resilience and adaptation make it worthy of support and recognition, especially when it has helped Turkey and Syria during its own disasters.
General Frank exchanged aspects of mutual interest in post floods damages management in Pakistan and sought insights into areas of future possibilities of engagement and cooperation from each other’s experiences. He expressed hope that bilateral simulation exercises ie Gambit Exercises to be held in August, would enhance the mutual cooperation of both countries in field of disaster management.
Both sides agreed on shared climate security’s universal applicability of standard protocols and replication of successful management of mitigation templates of developed world during emergencies and crisis.