Delegation of Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRC) comprising Mr. Göksen Yenigül, Head of Delegation and Mr. Suat Sokullu, Deputy Head of Delegation visited the headquarters of Red Cross Society of BiH (RCSBIH) in Sarajevo. on November 13, 2018. On behalf of RCSBIH , guests were welcomed by Mr. Rajko Lazić , a President and Ms. Žaklina Ninković, a co-ordinator for international cooperation and assistant Secretary General who participated at the meeting.
RCSBIH representatives primarily expressed a sincere gratitude to the sister National Society for a good cooperation and a comprehensive support provided to RCSBIH, and through it ,to the whole state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular through the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 16.8.2017. in Ankara. Participants also talked about upcoming activities in cooperation with the TRC related migrants and refugees crisis in Bosnia and Herzegovina, so that necessary assistance reach migrants and provide them dignified and humane living conditions. All participants concluded that this project is the one that will contribute to strengthening capacities of RCSBIH as a primary partner of TRC action in BiH.
This visit is a continuation of earlier commenced discussions at the meeting with Mr. Branko Leko, held on 15.10.2018. in RCSBIH headquarters, when they considered this issue, as well as visit and meetings held in the field sites ( cities and places highly affected with migrant crisis) then meetings with other domestic and foreign organisations and agencies that take care of migrants, and a meeting with Mr Namik Hodžić, Secretary General of RCFBIH on 31.10.2018. They also concluded that visits should be organized to headquarters of RCRS and RC Brčko district BiH in order to plan a long term support and cooperation.
After the meeting, TRC representatives were taken to RCSBIH warehouse in Sarajevo because of the large TRC humanitarian donation that will be delivered next week.