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AALCO and the ICRC formalize cooperation

07-07-2003 News Release 03/50

Geneva (ICRC) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) today signed a cooperation agreement.

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr Jakob Kellenberger, and the secretary-general of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO), Ambassador Wafik Zaher Kamil, today signed a cooperation agreement governing relations between the two organizations and strengthening their already close ties.

The signing brought into force the agreement initiated in New Delhi last December.

As the guardian of international humanitarian law, the ICRC welcomes this opportunity to work more closely with AALCO, which advises its member governments across Asia and Africa on issues of international law.

 Further information:  

 Jean-Philippe Lavoyer, ICRC Geneva, tel. ++41 22 730 29 08