President Kh.Battulga meets President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent SocietiesSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga today received delegates of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) led by its President Francesco Rocca.
At the beginning of the meeting, President Battulga extended congratulations on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the IFRC and the 80th anniversary of the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRSC).
President Battulga expressed gratitude to the IFRC for its continued humanitarian assistance provided to Mongolia through the MRSC in times of disaster and had a discussion on close bilateral cooperation in disaster risk reduction.
In particular, the sides exchanged views on issues regarding the increasing frequency of earthquakes in Mongolia, as well as the risks of dzud, flood, drought, and wildfire that are driven by climate change, and ways to reduce the impact of these hazards. Mr. Rocca expressed his readiness to continue the discussion at his meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia and prioritize the President’s suggestions and proposals in future cooperation.
Mr. Rocca also appreciated the adoption of the Law on the Legal Status of the Mongolian Red Cross Society, saying that it was a model legislation for the IFRC member countries.
Source: Office of the President of Mongolia