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ICRC president to visit Kyrgyzstan

28-06-2010 News Release 10/117

Geneva/Bishkek (ICRC) – The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jakob Kellenberger, is on his way to Kyrgyzstan.

 During a one-day visit on 29 June he will hold talks with Roza Otunbayeva, who heads the interim government, on a range of humanitarian issues following the recent violence that rocked the south of the country.  

    

 During his visit, the ICRC president will also travel to the southern city of Osh to get a first-hand look at the situation on the ground and learn more about the needs of people still displaced or on their way back home.  

    

    

    

    

  For further information, please contact:
  Christian Cardon, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 24 26 or +41 79 251 93 02
  Vassily Fadeev. ICRC Bishkek, tel: +996 772 03 08 42
  Pierre-Emmanuel Ducruet, ICRC Osh, tel: +996 77 20 22 610
  Yuriy Shafarenko, ICRC Moscow, tel: +7 9 03 545 3534