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Source: Republic of Greece – Defense

Defence Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos at broad meeting on preparation of forest fire prevention season, coordinated by MOD – GSCP

The Minister of National Defence Mr. NIKOLAOS PANAGIOTOPOULOS will participate tomorrow, Thursday 7 May 2020, in a meeting which will take place at noon, at the “Ioannis Kapodistrias” Hall, regarding the protection of the forest fire prevention season and ways to ensure the necessary coordination between the Ministry of National Defence and the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Ministry of the Interior.The Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Mr. NIKOS HARDALIAS, the General Secretaries of MOD Mr. ANTONIOS OIKONOMOU and of Civil Protection, Mr. VASSILIOS PAPAGEORGIOU, the Chief/HNDGS General KONSTANTINOS FLOROS, the Chief/HAFGS Lieutenant General GEORGIOS BLIOUMIS, the Chief/HAGS Lieutenant General CHARALAMBOS LALOUSSIS, the Chief/HNGS Vice Admiral STYLIANOS PETRAKIS and the Chief of Hellenic Fire Service Lieutenant General STEFANOS KOLOKOURIS, along with other perionent bodies, will also participate in the meeting.The following matters will be discussed:1. Use of lessons learnt from forest fire prevention season 2019 follow-up.2. Armed Forces’ contribution to General Secretariat for Civil Protection forforest fire prevention season 2020.3. Availability of allocated means.4. Logistics issues.5. General planning for forest protection – surveillance, by use of ground and air means.6. Allocation, deployment, arrangement of surveillance and air means for forest protection.

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