IRRC No. 262

Official visit to Japan by the ICRC President

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ICRC President Cornelio Sommaruga paid an official visit to Japan from 6 to 14 December 1987.The President, accompanied by Mr. Hans Spiess, ICRC honorary delegate for Japan, Mr. Peter Küng, head of the regional delegation (Far East) and Mr. Cédric Neukomm, delegate responsible for dissemination and co-operation in Asia, first participated in a symposium on the theme “From small peace to large peace”, which was organized by the Japanese Red Cross Society in collaboration with the NHK television station and the newspaper Asahi Shimbun and sponsored by the Union Bank of Switzerland.

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