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GCC’s EMC Prepares Plan to Address Radioactive, Nuclear Crises | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) logo is seen during a meeting in Manama, Bahrain April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Riyadh- GCC Emergency Management Centre (EMC) has finalized work on the GCC regional plan to address nuclear and radioactive emergency crises, in coordination with relevant bodies in the GCC countries along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and in line with the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf resolution that stipulates preparing a Gulf regional plan to face radial and nuclear emergency cases.

Director of the council Dr. Adnan Al-Tamimi stated that the purpose of this plan is to limit the dangerous repercussions of any nuclear or radioactive incident on humans, the environment and infrastructure.

For his part, GCC Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani welcomed the approach to establish a college for strategic, military and security studies in the GCC.

He said that the Gulf’s ambition through this step is to focus on the importance of finding effective mechanism to prepare GCC staff and to let them acquire qualifications to address effectively any challenges or risks.

“The vision of the GCC can be summarized with one point: providing safe, stable, sustainable and flourishing environment,” he added. Yet, Zayani emphasized that a lot of effective and tireless efforts are a must to achieve GCC ambitious goals.

Zayani attended a meeting on Sunday, held by the committee assigned to study the establishment of a faculty for security, military and strategic studies.

He highlighted how important it is that the future vision consists of preparing leaders and empowering them with required capabilities to occupy leadership positions and leave an impact on their countries.

Furthermore, Zayani discussed with Russian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Oleg B. Ozerov Russian-Gulf relations in addition to the latest political developments in the region and topics of mutual interest.