1 October 2023

MENA Regional Director Meets IRCS Secretary General

JEDDAH, 24 July 2023 (IRCS) - Regional Director for MENA at the International Federation of Red Cross ýand Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Hossam Elsharkawi met with the Secretary General of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Yaghoub Soleimani on the sideline of the consultation meeting between ICIC and RC/RC Societies in OIC members states.

During the meeting, the IRCS secretary general emphasized that the sanctions against Iran has impacted humanitarian measurements and called for the involvement of the IFRC for reducing the effectiveness of these sanctions.

Mr. Soleimani stated that the Iranian Red Crescent is prepared to share its experiences in relief fields with the International Federation and other Societies.

For his part, Mr. Elsharkawi characterized the Iranian Red Crescent as a successful model for National Societies.

“During my travels to Iran over the past two years, I have observed the Iranian Red Crescent's large operational capacity and volunteers,” he said.

Consultation meeting between ICIC and RC/RC Societies in OIC members states will continue until Wednesday, 26 July.


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7/24/2023 - 12:18
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