QRCS CEO and Hungarian ambassador discuss joint efforts to fight COVID-19 Dec 04, 2020 0 1559 12345 Eng Ibrahim Abdullah Al Malki, chief executive officer of Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS), met with Ambassador of Hungary to Doha HE Barnabás Fodor on Thursday.The meeting was attended by Faisal Mohamed Al Emadi, director of Relief and International Development at QRCS, and Viktor Herold, commercial attaché at the Embassy of Hungary. The two sides discussed the ongoing coronavirus control efforts in the two countries, especially in view of the approaching winter, which increases the risk of infection.The meeting discussed potential cooperation in procuring artificial ventilators and other vital medical equipment for critical COVID-19 patients in poor countries. Eng Malki offered to consider project proposals, in coordination with the supervisory authorities in Qatar.Ambassador Fodor said he looked forward to cooperation and exchange of experience with QRCS in humanitarian action, particularly in the water and sanitation sector. He talked about ‘water diplomacy’ as a means of ensuring pure water accessibility to underserved local communities, with special focus on rural areas.Eng Maliki said, “QRCS enjoys extensive humanitarian experience in working at refugee camps through its 19 foreign representation missions and solid relations with host National Societies and competent authorities.”He said the visit is the first step towards stronger ties with the Hungarian Red Cross. “We can work together in the countries where both of us operate,” said Eng Al Malki. “We have a perfect example of successful partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent. Also, the humanitarians and volunteers of the Hungarian Red Cross can be trained at our Disaster Management Camp.” Emadi said, “The strategy of QRCS in foreign humanitarian operations is to utilise international transportation supply chains to deliver humanitarian cargo directly. (TNN) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Qatar reaffirms support for settlement of Palestine issue through int’l resolutions & two-state solution Dec 04, 2020 0 911 Qatar will continue to support Lebanon: Muraikhi Dec 04, 2020 0 964 Subaie attends IOFS meeting Dec 04, 2020 0 1316 Doha Municipality steps up food safety awareness The Municipal and Health Control Departments at the Doha Municipality have carried out extensive campaigns to enhance food service workers’ understanding of safe and unsafe food preparation and handling practices. .. Qatar embassy delivers aid to the disabled in Moldova Chisinau: Qatar’s Embassy in Moldova delivered charitable aid to the General Authority of the Association of Disabled Persons in Moldova on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This day is .. BRIEFS..... Prime minister congratulates Lithuanian counterpart Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani sent on Thursday a cable of congratulations to Ingrida Simonyte on her .. 46 face prosecution for failing to wear face masks in public The designated authorities referred 46 people to the Public Prosecution for not wearing masks in public places. The authorities have called on the public to adhere to the COVID-19 precautionary measures to ensure their ..