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ICRC president meets US president Bush

ICRC president meets US president Bush

Geneva/Washington (ICRC) - The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Jakob Kellenberger, today had talks in Washington with US president George Bush.

The discussion between president Bush and Mr Kellenberger focused on ICRC concerns regarding US detention, the main challenges faced by the organization in armed conflicts worldwide and an assessment of the contexts in which key ICRC operations take place.

The ICRC welcomes this opportunity to raise these issues at the highest level and looks forward to strengthening its confidential dialogue with US authorities.

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