A delegation from the Turkish Red Crescent visited Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) yesterday morning as part of a short stay in Qatar to hold meetings with government organisations and NGOs. The delegation comprised Dr Ibrahim Altan, director-general; Yasir Feten, adviser to the general manager; Rafa al-Turkmane, chairman of Basiret Foundation and adviser to the general manager; and Ubaidullah Saken, financing fund manager.
They were received by Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, secretary-general of QRCS; Adel al-Baker, director of the office of QRCS president; and Dr Fawzi Oussedik, head of International Relations. Al-Hammadi welcomed the guests and highlighted the close relations between the two countries and organisations, in the light of their common humanitarian mission.
Dr Altan wished to see stronger co-operation in many fields in the most affected areas, particularly for Syrians both in Syria and Turkey. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been prepared to extend the licence of QRCS’s representation mission in Gaziantep for five years, QRCS has said in a statement. The two parties agreed to sign a broader framework agreement to work together on aid projects for the victims of disasters and conflict. The new pact will ensure closer co-ordination, avoidance of duplication and access to as many beneficiaries as possible.  The proposed projects to be implemented include economic empowerment, water system repair and establishment of social care centres for women and children, in co-ordination with the government authorities.