The Cherifian Kingdom has decided to provide material support to about fifteen African countries selected from all sub-regions of the continent, as part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the beneficiary countries have already acknowledged receipt of their consignments.
8 million masks, 900,000 visors, 600,000 floats, 60,000 gowns, 30,000 litres of hydroalcoholic gel, 75,000 boxes of chloroquine and 15,000 boxes of azithromycin. This is the batch of materials all manufactured in Morocco, in accordance with the standards required by the WHO, and graciously made available by the kingdom to the following 15 African countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad and Zambia.
The availability of this aid was decided by King Mohammed VI himself, who wanted, by this gesture, to strengthen the ties of cooperation between brotherly African countries, and thus foster south-south solidarity. The public announcement of this action was made this Sunday by the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad.
And already, countries such as Niger and Guinea have already received their batches of materials. “In addition to strengthening the already exceptional and exemplary relations of friendship and solidarity between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Guinea, this donation shows once again the possibility of providing an African response to African challenges,” Driss Isbayene, Moroccan ambassador to Guinea, said at the handover of equipment.
Senegal has also acknowledged receipt of this donation from the Cherifian Kingdom. The announcement was made this Sunday in the 8 p.m. news broadcast on the national television channel of this West African country, RTS. Receiving this anti-Covid lot, the Senegalese Minister of Health and Social Action, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, magnified this gesture, recalling the secular relations between Morocco and Senegal. “This batch of equipment will strengthen the fight against Coronavirus disease,” the minister said.