Posted by: africanpressorganization | 26 March 2009

Chairperson Ping grants audience to new ICRC head, bades farewell to Mr. Fallet

 


 

Chairperson Ping grants audience to new ICRC head, bades farewell to Mr. Fallet

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 26, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mr. Jean Ping, today, Thursday 26 March 2009, at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, received in audience Mr. Gérard Peytrignet, new Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) based in Addis Ababa.

 

Mr. Peytrignet was accompanied in his visit by his predecessor, Mr. Jean-Paul Fallet, who came to bade good bye to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, after three years of humanitarian services rendered at the helm of the ICRC, Addis Ababa office.

 

During the meeting, Chairperson Ping began by thanking Mr. Fallet for the good cooperation between the ICRC and the Commission under his leadership which he said, lead to the realization of several humanitarian programs of the African Union Commission.

 

Welcoming Mr. Gérard Peytrignet into his new functions as the Head of ICRC, Chairperson Ping expressed satisfaction for the good relationship existing between the Red Cross and the Commission.  He explained that, the Red Cross is a non-governmental organization that is seen everywhere where, there are crises and their services to humanity is incomparable. “These laudable actions by the ICRC need to be emulated by younger organization such as the African Union”, Mr. Ping said, adding that, the African Union is committed to collaborate with all the actors of development to better the lives of its citizens.

 

Mr. Gérard Peytrignet on his part thanked the AUC Chairperson for the warm welcome and for considering the ICRC as a partner of development. He reiterated his organization’s commitment to support the African Union in the implementation of its humanitarian programs. 

 

Worth recalling that, the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was created some 15 years ago.

 

                           
 

 

SOURCE : African Union Commission (AUC)


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