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QRCS CEO and Hungarian ambassador discuss joint efforts to fight COVID-19

QRCS CEO and Hungarian ambassador 
discuss joint efforts to fight COVID-19

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)

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