Kathmandu,30 Jan 2015: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) President Tadeteru Konoe on Friday called on President Dr Ram Baran Yadav making an inquiry over the legal provisions granting Nepal Red Cross Society more flexibility to carry out its activities.
The IFRC President’s visit comes at a time when the country is enmeshed in a constitution making process.
IFRC President Konoe on a three-day visit to the country officially met with President Yadav at Shital Niwas showing his curiosity over the current scenario in connection with the legal frameworks on Nepal Red Cross and called for legal facilitation. During the meeting, Konoe expressed gratitude to the President for viewing the role of Red Cross’ dedication towards humanitarian works and activities with importance.
In response, President Yadav said he had been observing the activities of Nepal Red Cross from close up and expressed joy stating there were no questions over the service imparted by Red Cross on humanitarian ground.
Informing the journalists about the meeting, Nepal Red Cross Society’s President Sanjeev Thapa quoted the President as saying, “I will make effort and such a process has already been undertaken for a separate legal provision for efficient management and automated operation of Red Cross for humanitarian service.”President Dr Ram Baran Yadav was briefed on precautionary measures against possible disaster and its management, blood transfusion service, drinking water problem during natural disasters, health scenario and sanitation, Nepal Red Cross Society said.
President Konoe expressed commitment for further support in coming days by funnelling continued international cooperation with Nepal Red Cross. The IFRC delegation led by Konoe also made an inspection tour of the Nepal Red Cross Society’s Central Blood Transfusion Service located at the Brikutimandap. Konoe said IFRC remained prepared for expanding the blood transfusion service citing it as the most essential service in the event of a natural calamity.
Earlier, Konoe praised the Nepal Red Cross Society for its contribution in humanitarian service during an interaction held with the concerned stakeholders at the Society’s central office. Konoe also pledged to broach a slew of issues on Climate Change impact on Nepal at the international arena. Nepal Red Cross Society’s Chair Thapa said the Konoe’s visit would help in making the humanitarian service more effective in the future.
The IFRC delegation will return home on Saturday.