GENEVA - Syrian President Bashar Assad and Red Cross President Peter
Maurer held "positive talks" in Damascus on Tuesday on ways of expanding
humanitarian operations in the war-torn country, a spokesman for the
International Committee of the Red Cross said.
meeting with President Assad this morning, the ICRC president discussed
issues related to the protection of the civilian population during the
conduct of hostilities such as the importance of access to health care
and basic necessities and also visits to persons detained in Syria,"
ICRC spokesman Hicham Hassan said.
"The meeting between President Assad and President Maurer was positive," Hassan added, without elaborating.