Foreign Minister Arreaza meets with representative of the International Red Cross
The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, met Monday with the head of regional delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Arnaud de Baecque, to follow up on the agreements of cooperation undertaken jointly between the Bolivarian Government and the international body, whose purpose is to provide protection and assistance to Venezuelans affected by the economic blockade and guarantee their fundamental rights.
Cooperation in the field of humanitarian technical assistance has contemplated the sending of medicines and medical supplies that are distributed 50% to the hospitals of the Red Cross and the other 50% to public hospitals in the country; also the induction of primary medical care, first aid and the strengthening of services in hospitals, indigenous communities and prisons.
Last October the president 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, where they ratified their commitment to continue working in favor of humanitarian principles Universal in the country.
Relations between Venezuela and the ICRC have been oriented towards mutual assistance in solving problems in humanitarian matters. 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.