Bangladesh-US disaster response exercise begins
The Armed Forces Division of Bangladesh and the United States Army Pacific will begin a five-day Bangladesh Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange (DREE) in the city
US Charge d' Affaires in Dhaka Nicholas Dean, US Army Major General Raymond Rees and Bangladesh Air Commodore Humayun Kabir will attend the inaugural session at the Lakeshore Hotel, says a press release.
The DREE, a comprehensive effort focusing on building multilateral interoperability in disaster response between the US and Bangladesh, is part of Pacific Resilience, the United States Army Pacific Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Initiative.
The goal of Pacific Resilience is to bring together disaster response stakeholders from government, military and civilian agencies to discuss their varied perspectives and build working relationships for future relief endeavours, particularly in the areas of medical, logistical and civil-military operations.