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Ethiopia, ICRC sign agreement facilitating operations


Ethiopia, ICRC sign agreement facilitating operations


ICRC-ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have today signed a framework agreement for ICRC’s activities in Ethiopia.

Signing the agreement, State Minister of   Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie stated the ICRC’s activities in Ethiopia date back to 1981 and that their support in several areas is highly appreciated.

He said the supplementary agreement will set out the broad parameters and guidelines under which the ICRC operates in Ethiopia.

Mr. James Reynolds, the Head of Delegation of the ICRC thanked the State Minister for having him and noted the ICRC will work closely with its primary partner, the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS).

The head said the ICRC recognizes the active role Ethiopia is playing in ensuring regional peace and security.

The supplementary agreement will help the ICRC with its exclusive humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict, he added.

Source: ENA

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