International Red Cross President and team call on Head of State

Georgetown, GINA, June 27, 2013

High level members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, (IFRC) paid a courtesy visit to President Donald Ramotar at the office of the President today.

President of the IFRC Tadateru Konoe, who is also president of the Japanese Red Cross, and  a team of IFRC officials, are on an official two- day visit to Guyana.

President Donald Ramotar meets President of the International Red Cross Tadateru Konoé during a courtesy visit at Office of the President


The team was able to discuss the work of the relief organisation locally and how its efforts can be further enhanced as it seeks to offer more services throughout the Caribbean, the national society’s emergency programmes and issues related to disaster preparedness.

President Donald Ramotar with International Red Cross President Tadateru Konoé (third from left) and team. Head of the local Red Cross Dorothy Fraser is third from right

Konoe’s visit to Guyana is intended to explore ways to deepen the relationship and level of cooperation between the IFRC and the Guyana Red Cross Society (GRCS), which is celebrating 65 years of service in Guyana.


President Konoe also met with officials of the Caricom Secretariat for similar discussions.


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