Ali bin Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), met today morning a delegation from the Humanitarian Forum, a network of key humanitarian and development organizations. The visitors were Dr. Hany Al-Banna, President of the Forum, and Adnan Hafez, Director of Development and International Relations.
The meeting was attended by Faisal Mohamed Al-Emadi, Executive Director of Relief and International Development Division, and Dr. Fawzi Oussedik, Head of International Relations and International Humanitarian Law.
During the meeting, they discussed ways and prospects of joint work, as well as new ideas to facilitate the execution of humanitarian operations.
The participants emphasized their strong ties and looked forward to better serving humanitarian action and causes.
“It is a close bond that links QRCS and the Humanitarian Forum," said Mr. Al-Hammadi. “We have many years of collaboration on training, educational workshops, and conferences. We also worked together on several projects, such as the Adahi Project. They took part in distributing sacrifice meat in many countries".
He welcomed new ideas that can open up new horizons of joint action, in order to reach out to more and more poor people around the world.
Dr. Al-Banna commended QRCS's local and international roles and expressed happiness with the deep-rooted bilateral relations, as both sides shared the same mission and goals.
He referred to some conferences and events that the two parties co-organized, notably the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey.
“The role of the Humanitarian Forum is to mobilize Arab and Muslim institutions," Dr. Al-Banna explained. “It complements the efforts of National Societies and organizations concerned with humanitarian/charitable work".
At the end of the meeting, they outlined some recommendations and suggestions for more joint operations in many countries, with a view to making a difference and creating livelihoods for those in need.