Venezuela and the International Committee of the Red Cross ratify work commitment
The head of State and Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, held a bilateral meeting with the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Peter Maurer.
Meeting held within the framework of the celebration of the eighteenth Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held at the Baku Convention Center, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
On this occasion, Venezuela and the International Red Cross ratify their commitment to keep working in favor of universal humanitarian principles in the country.
The relations between the ICRC and Venezuela have been oriented in joint collaboration for the resolution of problems in humanitarian matters, among which the promotion of instruments that regulate humanitarian principles between the people and security forces of the nation, promoting community work towards families affected by violence, provide induction on primary medical care, first aid, accident prevention, among others.
This international body has had a permanent presence in the country since the agreement signed in 2000, by the commander and leader of the Bolivarian Revolution, Hugo Chávez.
Last April 2019, Maurer visited Venezuela and held meetings with holders of the ministerial portfolios of health, prison services, interiors, justice and peace, defense and foreign relations, to discuss humanitarian issues in health and migration.