Updated: 28-May-2001 NATO Press Releases

(2001) 079

28 May 2001

Regional CEP/CIMIC Course, Almaty, Kazakhstan

From 28 May until 1 June 2001, a Regional Course on Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) and Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC) will be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

The course will be conducted jointly by the Civil Emergency Planning Directorate at NATO Headquarters, SHAPE, CIMIC Section and the Emergency Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

This course is open to participants from Kazakhstan and the neighbouring PfP countries. More than 50 participants from Kazakhstan civil protection organisations, the Ministry of Defence and various civil ministries as well as from neighbouring PfP countries, such as Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and from the Caucasus, such as Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, are expected to attend the course. Its aim is to introduce participants to the organisation, role and functions of Civil Emergency Planning (CEP) and to the aim, basic principles and procedures of Civil-Military Co-operation (CIMIC) within NATO's strategic concept and in the framework of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership, and to exchange relevant information from the region.

This course is the twelfth to be conducted in a Partner country. Previous courses were conducted in Central Asia (Kirgyzstan and Uzbekistan), in the Caucasus, (Azerbaijan and Georgia), and in other Partner countries (Bulgaria, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine). Future courses of this kind are scheduled to be held in Slovakia (Fall 2001), Slovenia (Spring 2002), Turkmenistan (Fall 2002) and Finland (2003).

For further information please contact Mr. R. Roepke, NATO Civil Emergency Planning Directorate, (Int'l +) 32 2 7074137. Point of Contact in Kazakhstan is Mr. Kravchuk, Tel. +7-3272- 91 81 95, Fax. +7-3272- 91 27 37, e-mail: dpr_kravchuk@protect.emer.kz .

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