Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer
On September 17, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer.
Sergey Lavrov and Peter Maurer spoke about current cooperation between Russia and the ICRC in countering COVID-19 as well as in mitigating its impacts. They continued to discuss the humanitarian situation in the Middle East and North Africa, including Syria and Libya. They also paid particular attention to the humanitarian, socioeconomic and epidemiologic situation in southeastern Ukraine, South Ossetia and Abkhazia in the context of the ICRC’s aid to civilians.
The conversation also covered prospects for Russia and the ICRC’s further cooperation in these and other areas of mutual interest.