Abu Dhabi: Geneva, Switzerland-based global humanitarian organization, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has signed an agreement with the UAE Government to establish an ICRC office in Abu Dhabi.
The move is expected to consolidate an already robust cooperation and partnership between the two sides.
Ms. Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Mr. Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross signed the agreement to formalize the collaboration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Abu Dhabi. Several senior officials from both organizations were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Al Hashemy reiterated that the UAE has always tried to enhance the values of partnership and cooperation with working international organizations, and provide all aspects of support to them in carrying out their relief work.
Meanwhile, ICRC President, Mr. Peter Maurer remarked that, “The UAE plays an important role and is a key partner of the ICRC. The agreement to establish an ICRC office in the UAE will help strengthen our close cooperation, and we are grateful for the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in this regard. The ICRC is proud to have the UAE as part of our donor support group, and we are committed to continuing to strengthen our partnership in providing assistance to people affected by crises.”