Published Thursday , on 18 June 2020, 12:42:30 by Christophe Hitayezu

Kigali, 18 June (RNA) - The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) paid tribute to His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, for His high sense of responsibility, his constant solicitude and the multifaceted support to other African States, following the Sovereign’s initiative to grant, on the basis of High Royal Instructions, medical aid to several brotherly African countries to support them in their efforts to fight COVID-19.

"The CEN-SAD welcomes this solidarity of the Kingdom of Morocco which is expressed at the appropriate time and pays tribute to His Majesty King Mohammed VI for his high sense of responsibility, his constant solicitude and the multifaceted support to other African States".

In a statement, the CEN-SAD "recalls and welcomes the fact that this gesture follows others ordered by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in favour of the countries of the Sahelo-Saharan space, which he himself has visited several times to convey the message and acts of fraternity, harmony and solidarity".

The regional economic Community "encourages member countries to continue and consolidate cooperation and solidarity with them with a view to definitively defeating the COVID-19 pandemic".

The CEN-SAD added that it has "followed with great satisfaction, the decision of the Moroccan government, on the very high instruction of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Commander of the Faithful, to send an important batch of materials for the prevention and control of COVID-19" to several African States, the majority of which are CEN-SAD members.

These large quantities of masks, visors, gowns, hydroalcoholic gel, chloroquine, and Azithromycin will help protect health care personnel, users of health centers and all other beneficiary populations against the risks of contamination, and contribute to the healing of people affected through the combined use of two pharmaceutical products, the statement pointed out. (MAP).