Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan.9 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
Ashgabat hosted an extraordinary congress of the National Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan, which approved a work plan for 2013 and considered an organizational issue, Turkmen Dovlet Khabarlary state news agency reported on Wednesday.
Delegates unanimously elected Maral Achilova as head of the organization.
The congress was attended by heads and employees of regional and representatives of international organizations.
The multi-year partnership between Turkmenistan and the International
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has to its credit the following: implementation of a number of joint programmes and projects whose main objective is the dissemination and improved understanding of the norms and principles of international Humanitarian Law (IHL), as defined by the Geneva Convention of 1949. Turkmenistan ratified the document in 1992.
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