On 19 December, in Shirak regional administration, Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Shirak regional administration, Armenian Red Cross Society, MES Shirak Regional Rescue Service and Ani, Azatan, Akhurik, Arapi, Arpi, Amasia, Anushavan, Pemzashen, Beniamin, Sarapat, Mets Mantash, Nor Kyank, Panik rural communities of Shirak region.
Arthur Khachatryan, Head Shirak regional administration, Dr. Mkhitar Mnatsakanayn and the heads of communities signed the MoU.
According to the Memorandum, Shirak regional administration is committed to include Armenian Red Cross Society and Community Volunteer Response Teams in the emergency response regional plan, where the roles and the scope of responsibilities of Armenian Red Cross Society and Community Volunteer Response Teams will be clearly described.
ARCS will be also involved in the Committee of Emergency Situations of Shirak region and Disaster Risk Reduction team of Shirak region. Shirak regional administration will support Armenian Red Cross Society also in the field of implementing emergency humanitarian mission as a leading player, which has the capacity of relevant response of local and international level and implements his humanitarian mission and disaster response operations.