Doha Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center (DJRCC) and Turkish Search and Rescue Center have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the ongoing 33rd meeting of the Satellite-Aided Search and Rescue Initiative (Cospas-Sarsat Programme) in Doha. Turkey’s ambassador to Qatar Fikret Ozer was present at the event.
Brigadier-General Mohammed Hamad al-Shahwani, commander, Doha Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center, said that the MoU is in line with the implementation of Article III of the Amiri Decision No 147 of 2013, which provides for carrying out all the necessary measures, communications and regional and international partnerships necessary to activate and sustain Qatar’s use of the satellite communication system for search and rescue services.
“The MoU also aims to exchange experiences, training, and procedures in search and rescue centres between Qatar and Turkey and keep abreast of developments in the field of
satellites,” he said.
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