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28 September 201510:14

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov’s meeting with ICRC President Peter Maurer

1822-28-09-2015

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On September 27 in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly’s 70th session, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov had a meeting with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Mr Gatilov and Mr Maurer discussed the humanitarian situations in Ukraine and Syria as well as ICRC activity in those countries. The Deputy Foreign Minister informed Mr Maurer about Russia’s contribution to the solution of the urgent problems of the civilians in the regions affected by serious humanitarian crises. Russia valued the ICRC’s objectivity and expressed a willingness to continue constructive cooperation with the organisation.

The participants also exchanged opinions on the issues to be discussed this December at the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

 

September 28, 2015

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