Budapest Sun
Disaster agreement

Apr. 13, 2000

Poland and Hungary have signed a bilateral agreement on disaster management.

Polish Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration Marek Biernacki and Hungarian Interior Minister Sándor Pintér signed the accord, which regulates co-operation in preventing and managing disasters, natural calamities and major accidents.

The agreement, signed in Warsaw on April 6, also calls for exchanging experience, the sharing of scientific and technological information and joint exercises.

The new accord includes a requirement that both countries brief one another on hazards occurring in their jurisdictions and their expected consequences.

It also calls for an exchange of observation data and forecasts for these problems. The agreement simplifies procedures under which borders may be crossed and activity set up, in event of a disaster.

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