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Iranian envoy calls on PRCS chairman

By Our Correspondent
February 24, 2024

Islamabad:Dr. Reza Amiri, the ambassador of Iran to Pakistan, reaffirmed the crucial importance of humanitarian service, expressing a steadfast dedication to advancing humanitarian efforts in Pakistan through cooperation with the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS). 

Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari presenting the shield to Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Reza Amiri-Moghaddam on February 23, 2024. — INP
Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari presenting the shield to Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Reza Amiri-Moghaddam on February 23, 2024. — INP

In a meeting held at the PRCS Headquarters, Dr. Amiri and the Chairman of the Red Crescent, Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari, emphasised the significance of joint efforts in improving public health services across Pakistan, says a press release.

Dr. Amiri detailed strategies for fostering bilateral collaboration with the aim of bolstering fraternal ties, particularly through healthcare endeavours in Pakistan in partnership with PRCS. He highlighted PRCS’s advancement under the dynamic and forward-thinking leadership of Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari, affirming Iran’s eagerness to contribute to public health infrastructure. He underscored the potential for setting exemplary precedents in the realms of education and healthcare.

Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari, while conversing with Iranian Ambassador Dr. Reza Amiri, emphasised the importance of Iran’s participation in public health projects and the provision of dialysis facilities for individuals afflicted with kidney diseases. Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari expressed gratitude to the Iranian Red Crescent for sending relief supplies to the flood-affected individuals in Balochistan. He stressed the urgency of cooperation from Iran in training and enhancing the skills of medical professionals.

The discussions also emphasised the need for cooperation in training and enhancing the capabilities of medical personnel, particularly in addressing common diseases. Both leaders discussed the significance of robust public health infrastructure in benefiting communities with limited capabilities.

Dr. Amiri commended the humanitarian aid extended by the Pakistan Red Crescent to flood victims and conveyed assurance in pursuing continued collaboration with the organization.