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Foreign Minister receives the President of the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov met with the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Francesco Rocca.

The interlocutors discussed the activities of the International Federation regarding the prevention of the consequences of emergencies and conflicts in the world, as well as support for local populations in reconstruction activities.

K. Abdrakhmanov expressed his gratitude for the trust and spoke positively about the decision to hold the 10th European Conference of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Almaty on May 2-3, 2018. He expressed confidence that this successful event will give an additional impetus to the development of international cooperation in the humanitarian sphere in the region.

The Kazakh side is prepared for further expansion of cooperation with the federation, both at the bilateral level and at various international venues, including when implementing foreign policy initiatives of President N. Nazarbayev.

F. Rocca for his part thanked for the support provided in holding and organizing such an important and meaningful conference in Kazakhstan.

The President of the International Federation highly appreciated the contribution of the Astana Process to the settlement of the Syrian crisis, and also shared the results of his recent trip to the Syrian Arab Republic.

Following the meeting, the parties agreed to maintain regular communication and develop cooperation on a wide range of issues.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies includes 189 national societies. The Federation heads and coordinates international assistance provided by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to victims of natural disasters and man-made disasters, refugees, and health authorities in emergency situations.

In Kazakhstan, the Regional Office of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent has been functioning since 1992.

Kazakhstan also cooperates with the Federation within the framework of its membership in the UN Security Council in 2017-2018.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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