Veep: Iran ready for cooperation in humanitarian fields

Tehran, Dec 18, IRNA – Iran is ready for any kind of cooperation and contribution to materialize International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said here Wednesday.
  Jahangiri announced the Islamic Republic’s constant support for the IFRC in his Wednesday evening meeting with IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy, praising that international federation as one of the greatest of its kind in the world involved in humanitarian activities “totally indiscriminately, unselectively, and free from political intentions.”

“Iran is located in a region that is subjected to natural disasters annually, such as floods and earthquakes causing sever damages and the IRI Red Crescent Society is one of the organizations that rushes to assist the people in hard times of dire need,” said the Iranian first vice president.

Jahangiri also referred to the occurrence of various wars in the region and the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s eye-catching contributions to the war-stricken nations in such neighboring countries as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Syria.

The IFRC Secretary General, too, for his part appreciated the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s precious and effective humanitarian efforts and contributions to the people in need in hard times.

Elhadj As Sy said that the Iranian Red Crescent Society is one of the great members of the IFRC, with 180 member societies.

He also referred to the Iranian Red Crescent Society’s commitment, professionalism in various fields, crisis management power, effective use of facilities, first aid services, medical services and other precious experiences.

The IFRC Secretary General added that the Iranian Red Crescent Society is referred to as a model at the international level and the IFRC tries to establish professional relations between the Iranian Red Crescent Society and the Red Crescent and Red Cross societies of the other counties so that they will use Iran’s precious experiences.



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