International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Press release on the working visit to Russia by Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Elhadj As Sy
On June 5 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Elhadj As Sy during his working visit to Russia.
The officials discussed topical issues of cooperation between Russia and the IFRC in their joint response to global humanitarian crises. They paid special attention to humanitarian aid to civilians in the south-east of Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan.
During the meeting, the officials also discussed ways of enhancing the capacity of the Russian Red Cross Society that would celebrate its 150th anniversary this year.