The Moroccan medical aid sent to the Commission of the African Union (AU), within the framework of the aids granted, following the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI to several African countries to support them in their efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, arrived Monday morning in Addis Ababa. The Moroccan medical aid was received at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa by the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Amira El Fadil, and Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the AU and the UN-ECA, Ambassador Mohamed Arrouchi.
Speaking at a ceremony held on this occasion, Arrouchi said this aid sent to the AU Commission is part of the implementation of the initiative launched by HM the King to provide support to several African countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The Sovereign’s initiative in favor of the African Union shows the solidarity of the Kingdom with our African brothers, States and Institutions and is part of the vision of HM King Mohammed VI to strengthen joint African action, he pointed out.
It is also an initiative which consolidates South-South cooperation on the basis of sharing experiences and expertise with African countries, the Moroccan diplomat added. For her part, AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Amira El Fadil, “highly welcomed the Moroccan medical aid granted by His Majesty the King to the African Union Commission and to other African countries.”
She also expressed her gratitude to HM King Mohammed VI for the aid sent to African countries and to the AU Commission, while commending Moroccan enterprises who managed to manufacture medical supplies and equipment. The Commissioner for Social Affairs reiterated on behalf of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, her heartfelt thanks to His Majesty the King and the Moroccan government for this blessed effort.
The Moroccan aid sent to several African countries is intended to provide protective medical equipment to support these countries in their efforts to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical aid sent to these countries includes some 8 million medical masks, 900,000 protective visors, 600,000 hygiene caps, 60,000 medical gowns, 30,000 liters of hydroalcoholic gel, 75,000 boxes of chloroquine and 15,000 boxes of Azithromycin.
This solidarity action is part of the implementation of the Initiative launched by HM the King on April 13, 2020, as a pragmatic and action-oriented approach, intended to the brotherly African countries, enabling the sharing of experiences and good practices and aiming to establish an operational framework in order to support their efforts in the various phases of the management of the pandemic.