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(July 23-29, 2023 - USA) - NDMA delegation’s visit to USA


Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik, HI (M) along with 10 members delegation visited USA on Special Invitation from Headquarters US Army Central (ARCENT) from 23 to 29 July 2023.

This visit was in sequel to Lieutenant General Patrick D. Frank's (Commanding General ARCENT) visit to NDMA in June this year and a continuation of bilateral engagements between US ARCENT and NDMA. Chairman NDMA and delegation was received by Major General Henry S. Dixon (Deputy Commanding General ARCENT) and his staff at Shaw Air Force Base in Colombia, South Carolina. The objective of the visit was to enhance mutual cooperation among both countries and armies in the field of disaster management.

The delegation visited US Central Command (CENTCOM), where they were welcomed by Lieutenant General Patrick D. Frank through video link. The delegation also visited State Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in South Carolina, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Headquarters in Georgia Atlanta, USAID and FEMA Headquarters in Washington. The delegation was also briefed by US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Transatlantic Division and Deputy Executive Director of Pacific Disaster Center, University of Hawaii. Pakistan’s Ambassador to the USA, Mr. Masood Khan hosted a luncheon in honour of the delegation.

The visit gave an insight into the procedures and latest technologies being employed by US counterparts for threat identification, risk analysis, risk mitigation and response generation, which will prove beneficial for enhancement in the sphere of disaster Management in Pakistan.