Doha, Qatar: Under a license from the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA), Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) reopened this morning its representation office in Niger.
An official delegation is visiting Niamey, comprising Faisal Mohamed Al Emadi, Acting Secretary-General, Dr. Mohamed Salah Ibrahim, Director of Relief and International Development Division, Rushdi Abdel-Khaliq Bamasood, Monitoring and Assessment Expert, and Nasser Mohamed Balooshi, Events Coordinator, as well as Rachid Al Krouty, head of mission in Niger.
The opening ceremony was attended by HE Adamou Mahaman, Minister of Water and Sanitation, HE Laouan Magagi, Minister of Humanitarian Action and Disaster Management, H E Prof Ibrahim Natatou, Minister of National Education, H E Dr. Illiassou Idi Mainassara, Minister of Health, Oudou Ambouka, Governor of Niamey Region, Harou Oumarou, Executive Director of the Noor Foundation, and Talal Mayouf Al Makhlef, representative of RACA.
The attendance also included many senior government officials, members of parliament, NGO representatives, diplomats, UN personnel, and international organizations operating there.
Al Emadi described the reopening of QRCS’s office in Niger as a “positive step towards stronger bilateral and humanitarian relations between our two countries”, as well as a great opportunity to provide humanitarian and development services for the people of Niger, inspired by the humanitarian, Islamic, Arab, and Qatari traditions/ideals, as well as the seven Fundamental Principles governing QRCS’s work.
He thanked the government of Niger and all those involved in the reopening for their support to overcome all difficulties and complete all procedures as planned, with a view to strengthening the existing humanitarian ties and enabling exchange of experience and joint humanitarian action to alleviate the suffering of poor people in the country.