Emirates News Agency – Hamdan bin Zayed receives President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

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DUBAI, NOVEMBER 18 / WAM / His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, representative of the ruler of the Al Dhafra region and chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, received at the headquarters of “Expo 2020 Dubai” Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the accompanying delegation visiting the country.

His Highness welcomed the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross and exchanged talks with him on humanitarian issues of common interest, including the committee’s humanitarian role in providing assistance and support to countries in need and affected areas.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed aspects of joint cooperation between the UAE, represented by its humanitarian arm, the Emirates Red Crescent Authority and the International Committee of the Red Cross, and areas of partnership in the humanitarian field, in addition to reviewing best ways to provide humanitarian assistance to various countries in the world.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan stressed that the United Arab Emirates, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, “may God protect him”, is eager to lend a helping hand and help and provide humanitarian aid assistance to those in need around the world and support global efforts to find solutions to humanitarian issues based on From its original approach and firm principles based on the values ​​of humanitarian aid and relief.

His Highness said that the United Arab Emirates was founded on solid human values ​​set by the late father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God rest his soul”, and is followed by the wise leadership so that the UAE has become a shining beacon for humanitarian work.

His Highness added: The Emirates Red Crescent Authority is proud of its cooperation and distinguished relations with the International Committee of the Red Cross, which enabled it to achieve many results that helped alleviate human suffering in many areas where the Authority was present. .

Peter Maurer, Chairman of the International Committee of the Red Cross, praised the important role that the UAE plays in the arenas of humanitarian donations in the region and the world and its continued efforts in the development of humanitarian and charitable work, which were clearly manifested under ” The Covid-19 “pandemic by extending aid and assistance to peoples and communities to overcome the consequences of this humanitarian crisis, which affected many countries in the world, in addition to its leading role in strengthening work with regional and international humanitarian and relief organizations.

He said the UAE is an important partner for the Red Cross, as there are ongoing consultations on urgent humanitarian issues regionally and globally, and we look forward to strengthening this partnership to serve humanitarian and charitable efforts in the countries of the world.

The meeting was attended by Her Excellency Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Prime Minister of International Cooperation and Director General of “Expo 2020 Dubai”, His Excellency Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Board of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, His Excellency Ahmed Matar Al Dhaheri, Director of the Office of His Highness The Representative of the Governor of the Al Dhafra Region, and His Excellency Issa Hamad Bushhab, Adviser to His Excellency The President of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority and His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the Authority.

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