Geneva, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba officially joined the International Civil Defense Organization (ICDO) as a member state with full rights in the organization that gathers 54 countries.
The ratification instrument was delivered in Geneva to a Cuban delegation presided over by General Staff Chief for the National Defense, Major General Ramón Pardo, who participated in the Preparatory Committee for the World Conference on Disaster Reduction.
During the meeting, ICDO Secretary-General Vladimir Kuvshinov highlighted the close cooperation ties with the islands for several years.
Kuvshino made emphasis on the contributions Cuba could make to the organization since the island is a reference for best practices in disaster risk prevention, managing and mitigation, as well as having an entity so efficient in terms of organization like the Civil Defense.
Also, Pardo said how important it was for Cuba to join the ICDO and voiced willingness to strengthen ties in areas of common interest, including sharing experiences with nations in need.
The parts discuss issues of mutual interest, especially about training projects.