The Moroccan government, on the instructions of King Mohammed VI, has sent medical aid to several African countries to help them fight the Covid-19 pandemic. This humanitarian initiative has been widely reported in the French media.
The magazine Le Point called the royal initiative “a strong signal for South-South cooperation”.
Le Point notes that this assistance includes 8 million masks, 900,000 faceshields, 600,000 gloves, 60,000 laboratory coats, 30,000 liters of hydroalcoholic gel, 75,000 boxes of chloroquine and 15,000 boxes of azithromycin, “all from Moroccan factories in accordance with the standards required by WHO. “This is much more than China and its six million masks distributed to the 54 African states,” the French magazine explains.
Morocco “has also shown its capabilities and effectiveness against Covid 19 during this health crisis,” Franceinfo also points out.
For its part, “Le Monde” consideres that the Kingdom has multiplied diplomatic initiatives and investments in recent years towards the south of the continent.
The newspaper, which reports on medical aid to Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad, recalls that King Mohammed VI announced in April the launch of a “solidarity action” in favour of African countries to allow “a sharing of experiences” in the management of the pandemic.
Morocco has been much more generous than other world or regional powers with 8 million masks, an average of nearly 550,000 masks for each of the 15 countries targeted for medical aid, the pan-African magazine notes.
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