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QRCS Discusses Humanitarian Cooperation with Belgian Ambassador
May 22nd, 2017 ― Doha: Ali Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) received today H.E. Ambassador of Belgium to Qatar, Christophe Payot, to discuss humanitarian cooperation and issues of mutual concern. May 22nd, 2017 ― Doha: Ali Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) received today H.E. Ambassador of Belgium to Qatar, Christophe Payot, to discuss humanitarian cooperation and issues of mutual concern. The meeting was attended by Rashid Saad Al-Mohannadi, Executive Director, Relief and International Development, Issa Mohamed Al Ishaq, Director, Communication, Dr. Fawzi Oussedik, Head of International Relations and International Humanitarian Law, and officials from the Relief and International Development Division. Mr. Al-Hammadi welcomed the guests and held talks about the humanitarian and social conditions in the MENA region. Mr. Payot commended the significant role of the State of Qatar in the regional and international humanitarian sphere. Calling for lasting bilateral relations, he promised to facilitate any issues where Belgium can contribute, paving the way for humanitarian cooperation between EU and GCC countries. Mr. Al-Hammadi showed willingness to have stronger relations with the Belgian Red Cross through mutual visits. He gave an overview of QRCS's history, numerous activities in African and Asian countries, and development programmes in Qatar. "Our work involves not only relief but also development. We work together with UN agencies. Among the notable achievements of QRCS in foreign operations are the interventions in Syria, Gaza, the West Bank, and the Warm Winter annual programme. We work under the umbrella of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), inspired by the seven fundamental principles," he stated.