President U Win Myint, patron of the Myanmar Red Cross Society, received its top leadership Professor Dr Daw Mya Thu and Executive Committee (Full-time) Dr. Daw Amaya Maw Naing at the presidential residence in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the meeting, Dr Daw Mya Thu gave a briefing about the organizational activities of the MRCS, holding of its General Assembly in November 2019, election of council and EC members from the township level to the central level and celebration of the 80th anniversary of MRCS.
President U Win Myint said that the Myanmar Red Cross Society was an independent and volunteer society, functioning in line with the Geneva Conventions, international principles of Red Cross societies, basic principles, while it was cooperating with UN bodies, social humanitarian organizations and NGOs in carrying out humanitarian services, natural disasters, man-made disasters, emergency cases, prevention of diseases and social welfare services.
The President remarked that the General Assembly of MRCS should be held in line with laws, procedures and principles.
The General Assembly would comprise the Central Council, and the latter would form an Executive Committee that was responsible for selecting President, Vice President, Secretary General, two full-time members and six part-time members of the Executive Committee.
President U Win Myint also donated K5 million to the MRCS, and received a permanent member badge. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government U Min Thu, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe and officials.