Press release on a working meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer
On October 11, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin met with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer, who is visiting Russia to take part in the SWIRMO-2019 seminar on the international rules for conducting military operations (October 7-12, 2019).
The officials discussed cooperation between Russia and the International Committee of the Red Cross. They paid special attention to the situations in southeast Ukraine, Syria and Venezuela, including in the context of using Russia’s voluntary annual contribution to the Committee funds. Sergey Vershinin and Peter Maurer exchanged opinions on other important issues related to bilateral cooperation and preparations for the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which is to be held in Geneva in December of this year.