President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President: activities of the Red Cross bring society together

2019-10-28

President Gitanas Nausėda and First Lady Diana Nausėdienė met with Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC).

The Lithuanian Red Cross Society, the oldest non-governmental organization in the country, marks its centenary this year. It was established together with the first authorities immediately after the declaration of Lithuania’s independence.

The President emphasized that the activities of the Red Cross bring people together, develop vital values of mutual understanding, compassion, solidarity, volunteering and charity, therefore Lithuania is privileged to have a strong and efficient national Red Cross.

According to the President, Lithuania valued the meaningful and devoted work done by the IFRC members. This organization is crucial to overcoming humanitarian crises around the world that still cause human suffering and displacement at an unprecedented scale. For this reason, the noble objectives and activities of humanitarian organizations, especially the Red Cross, are highly valued.

During the meeting, the President highlighted that Lithuania would continue to fulfill its obligations and support humanitarian initiatives, including the activities of the IFRC. The humanitarian agenda is an important part of Lithuania’s national and foreign policy. It is an indispensable element for achieving the goals of peace and security, development and human rights.

The President‘s Communication Group

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