Kazakhstan and the ICRC: Prospects for further cooperation

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First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairat Umarov received Ariane Bauer, Regional Director of the International Committee of the Red Cross for Europe and Central Asia, DKNews.kz reports.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects for co-operation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the ICRC, as well as upcoming events to be held both in Kazakhstan and at other international venues.

Ariane Bauer expressed gratitude to the government of Kazakhstan for its constant support of the ICRC in fulfilling its humanitarian mission. She commended Kazakhstan’s efforts to return its citizens from zones of armed conflict, in particular from Syria and Iraq.

For his part, the Kazakh diplomat commended the close co-operation established between the Government of Kazakhstan and the ICRC. He confirmed the commitment of our country to further joint work, including through various trainings and seminars for the state bodies of Kazakhstan on international humanitarian law.

ICRC is a neutral and independent international organisation whose main purpose is to provide assistance to victims of war, violence and humanitarian disasters around the world.

The ICRC has been active in Central Asia since 1992. The ICRC’s regional office in Central Asia is based in Tashkent. In July 2019, the ICRC office was opened in Astana.

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