Speaker M.Enkhbold met with Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Elhadj As Sy to discuss Mongolia’s cooperation with the IFRC.
The Speaker noted that the IFRC has been collaborating with the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS), and when Mongolia faced a natural disaster from a dzud in 2009, which killed a large number of livestock and resulted in extreme financial hardship for over 30,000 herders, many international humanitarian organizations, including the IFRC, worked together to assist Mongolia.
Speaker M.Enkhbold expressed appreciation on behalf of himself and Parliament to the Secretary General for the IFRC’s activities to reduce the risks of natural disasters in Mongolia and providing assistance to disaster victims. The Speaker also said that the state’s relationship with the MRCS is strong. Parliament approved amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of the MRCS and the amended version of the law made transitioned the MCRS from a national society to a national humanitarian assistance organization.
Secretary General Sy thanked the Speaker for warmly welcoming him and stated that the MRCS is an exemplary organization in the region. He noted that changing its legal status has been a good example for other IFRC organizations, and the MRCS has led its contemporaries in its credibility, responsibility, and relationship with the state.
“Many foreign delegates from other countries, including Great Britain, Qatar, Turkey, and Japan, are attending the partnership meeting being held by the MRCS in recent days. This means that IFRC organizations have an interest in collaborating with the MRCS,” said the Secretary General. He also confirmed that the IFRC will continue supporting and collaborating with the MRCS on a wide range of issues.