France pledges to expand coop with PRCS in disaster management


Staff Reporter

Ambassador of France to Pakistan Dr Marc Barety on Wednesday pledged to explore opportunities to expand cooperation with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in the field of disaster management.
Addressing the officers during his visit to the PRCS National Headquarters here, Ambassador Dr Marc Barety said peace and climate change are huge challenges in the contemporary world and collective efforts are needed to effectively cope with these. He said France has the best healthcare system in the world and that his country is ready to share its expertise with the PRCS in the health sector. He also pledged to extend all-out support to the PRCS in provision of healthcare facilities to the underprivileged people.
The ambassador hailed the PRCS services in disaster response, health services, climate change and alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable population by mobilising the power of humanity.
Earlier, PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi thanked Ambassador Dr Marc Barety for visiting the National Headquarters. He said France rendered great support to Pakistan in the shape of relief items for the victims of earthquake in 2005 and floods in 2010. He said the PRCS will appreciate support by France for different programs and initiatives.

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