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Russia: Lavrov salutes impartiality of Intl. Red Cross on meeting ICRC president01:55

Russia: Lavrov salutes impartiality of Intl. Red Cross on meeting ICRC president

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 23, 2016 at 20:24 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lauded cooperation between Moscow and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) during a meeting with the body's president, Peter Maurer, in Moscow on Wednesday.

"Recently we have been actively cooperating in particular with regard to the humanitarian aspects of the conflict in Syria and the south-eastern part of Ukraine," said Russia's top diplomat. Lavrov expressed appreciation for the "impartiality" and "faith as well as depoliticised nature" of the ICRC.

For his part, Maurer remarked that "that if international humanitarian law would be better respected in many parts of the world, we would see, maybe not the disappearance of conflict, but less victims."

During his visit, which lasts until Friday, Maurer is also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, Deputy Defence Minister Anatoli Antonov and Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolai Bordyuzha.

Russia: Lavrov salutes impartiality of Intl. Red Cross on meeting ICRC president01:55
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lauded cooperation between Moscow and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) during a meeting with the body's president, Peter Maurer, in Moscow on Wednesday.

"Recently we have been actively cooperating in particular with regard to the humanitarian aspects of the conflict in Syria and the south-eastern part of Ukraine," said Russia's top diplomat. Lavrov expressed appreciation for the "impartiality" and "faith as well as depoliticised nature" of the ICRC.

For his part, Maurer remarked that "that if international humanitarian law would be better respected in many parts of the world, we would see, maybe not the disappearance of conflict, but less victims."

During his visit, which lasts until Friday, Maurer is also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, Deputy Defence Minister Anatoli Antonov and Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolai Bordyuzha.

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