Hélène Le Gal’s Message to the French Community

Hélène Le Gal sent a message on Monday to the French community living in Morocco. On Twitter, the ambassador of France in the Kingdom wanted to reassure her compatriots in the context of the global crisis related to Covid-19.

“I wish to express once again the full commitment of the Embassy and the six Consulates General of France in Morocco. In recent weeks, we have been particularly involved in organizing the return to France of passing compatriots who were blocked in Morocco due to the suspension of air and sea links. Nearly 20,000 of our compatriots have thus been able to return to their homes in France. You may know some of them,” wrote Le Gal.

He added: “The Embassy and the six Consulates General of France in Morocco are also fully mobilized to assist you, dear compatriots living in Morocco. The general recommendation made to you to avoid international contacts and travel and to stay at home remains as relevant as ever: this is how we can contribute together to stop the spread of the virus, as well as by continuing to implement the barrier gestures. The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs wished that a local plan for medical and health, educational and social support, linked to the Covid-19 crisis, be set up in your favour in Morocco. Particular attention will be paid, in this context, to our most vulnerable compatriots. The practical arrangements for implementing this plan will be communicated to you very shortly.

According to the ambassador, this plan will very quickly be supplemented by an enhanced system of school scholarships and social assistance to support those facing particularly difficult personal situations, as well as an emergency plan for the entire French education network abroad. “So that we can continue to provide the best possible link with the French community, if you know people around you who are not registered in the Register of French nationals living outside France, please encourage them to register so that we can keep in touch with as many of you as possible. The six Consuls General, whose tireless commitment I salute, naturally remain available, with their teams, to respond to any emergency situations you may encounter in terms of both health and social issues. I invite you to show serenity and solidarity in this unprecedented period. I am convinced that we will get through this difficult time together in Morocco. Take care of yourself and your loved ones,” the diplomat concluded.

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