Algerian and Tunisian National Civil Protection Schools sign twinning agreement

Tunis: A twinning agreement between the Algerian and Tunisian national civil protection schools was signed Saturday, during the working visit paid by Director General of the National Civil Protection Office and the delegation accompanying him to Algeria from April 29 to May 6. According to a press release issued by the civil protection spokesperson, the aim of this visit is to implement the results of the Tunisian-Algerian joint technical committee in the field of civil protection, which was held in Tabarka, Jendouba governorate, from April 21 to 25. The twinning agreement is part of an effort to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the field of civil protection training in order to ensure the safety of citizens. The Director General of Civil Protection and the accompanying delegation visited the headquarters of the General Directorate of Civil Protection in Algiers, where they were briefed on the activities and mission of the National Coordination Centre and the management of various disast ers. They also visited the National Civil Protection Museum before heading to the national training and intervention unit of the civil protection of Dar El-Beida in Algiers. The Tunisian delegation attended the graduation ceremony of the 16th class of medical lieutenants and the 47th class of civil protection officers, chaired by the Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning, Brahim Merad, and attended by the Director General of the Algerian Civil Protection, Colonel Boualem Boughlef. The team from the Tunisian Civil Protection Unit is participating in the joint exercise "SEIMEX 2024" with Algerian civil protection units in Bouira, Algeria, with the aim of strengthening cooperation and coordination between the two countries in the field of civil protection, exchanging experience and best practices in the management of accidents and disasters, and building capacity and skills in dealing with emergencies. The exercise will help to strengthen the organisational and operational capabil ities of the participating units and improve the joint response to emergencies and disasters. It includes the implementation of several scenarios that simulate realistic situations to address potential civil protection challenges. According to a press release from the spokesperson for civil protection, women from Tunisia and Algeria participated in this joint exercise "with the utmost professionalism and dedication." This participation 'reflects the two countries' commitment to promoting equality and enhancing the role of women in various fields, including civil protection,' said the same source. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse