Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan received the head of ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) delegation to Armenia Caroline Douilliez and the newly appointed Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Patrick Vial.
The parties discussed issues on the agenda of cooperation between the Armenian Defense Ministry and the ICRC Delegation and referred to the future joint programs.
The ICRC delegates praised the role of Armenian government bodies and particularly the Ministry of Defense in the activities of the State Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages, and Missing Persons.
Referring to the Karabakh conflict, Seyran Ohanyan noted that the Baku’s misinformation about the number of missing as a result of the Artsakh war and the information about mass burial sites, as well as the ungrounded accusations against the Armenian side aim to incite anti-Armenian sentiments among the Azerbaijani public.
Minister Ohanyan thanked the ICRC and its representation in Armenia for the high level of cooperation and expressed the willingness of the Armenian government agencies to support all humanitarian initiatives.