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March 15, 2023

Donation of U.S. Equipment to Ministry of Emergency Situations

Brigadier General Edward Vaughan, the Deputy Director for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities at U.S. European Command, celebrated the donation of emergency services equipment to the Government of Azerbaijani with the Minister of Emergency Situations Colonel General Kamaladdin Heydarov on Wednesday March 15, 2023.  This emergency services equipment, including materials for disaster response, and associated training valued at more than $4 million will increase the resiliency of Azerbaijan’s first responders to mitigate the effects of disasters.

The U.S. Department of Defense supports the resiliency of partners around the world by contributing to building capacity for disaster response and emergency services.  The U.S. European Command has since 2021 contributed to the Government of Azerbaijan’s efforts to bolster these capabilities that serve a humanitarian purpose and help prepare for a coordinated civil response to disasters.