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ICRC President visits Greece

16-12-2002 News Release 02/80

Geneva (ICRC) – The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr Jakob Kellenberger, has arrived in Athens for an official visit, during which he will have talks with President Konstandinos Stefanopoulos, Minister for Foreign Affairs Yeoryios Papandreou and Minister of National Defence Yiannos Papandoniou.

In view of the forthcoming Greek presidency of the European Union, Mr Kellenberger will outline the challenges facing the ICRC and seek Greece's support for the organization's worldwide activities on behalf of conflict victims.

Mr Kellenberger will also meet the leadership of the Hellenic Red Cross to exchange views on cooperation between the ICRC and the National Society.

 For further information, please contact:  

 Florian Westphal, ICRC Geneva, tel. ++41 22 730 29 30 or ++41 79 217 32 26