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Spain: Visit by ICRC president

11-07-2005 News Release 05/40

Geneva (ICRC) – The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jakob Kellenberger, is travelling to Madrid today for two days of talks with Mr Miguel Ángel Moratinos Cuyaubé, minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Mr José Antonio Alonso Suárez, minister of the interior, and Mr Jesús Caldera Sánchez-Capitán, minister of labour and social affairs.

He will also be received by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I. The meetings will focus on the possibilities for strengthening cooperation between the ICRC and Spain and on situations of humanitarian concern in which the organization is working.

 For further information, please contact:  

 Annick Bouvier, ICRC Geneva, tel. + 41 22 730 24 58 or + 41 79 217 32 24