Peter Maurer, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), met on Friday 7 June 2013 with the FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

After the meeting, the former Swiss diplomat gave an interview to FIFA.com and spoke about the commonalities of FIFA and the ICRC, unquestionably one of the most respected humanitarian organisation worldwide. FIFA and the ICRC will look to develop for areas of joint cooperation, harnessing the social power of football as a catalyst to promote public health.

“I have known Sepp Blatter, FIFA and football for a long time and there are some fundamental values which FIFA and the ICRC share”, said Maurer during the interview. “I would hope that in the weeks and months to come we could go from concepts, ideas and shared values into a concrete cooperation”.