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UN lauds Morocco’s support for Sahel region [Maghreb Arab Press]

Morocco receives praise for its support for stability in the Sahel:

MAP logoUN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel Robert Piper lauded, on Tuesday in Rabat, Morocco’s priceless support for the Sahel region, affirming that the UN-Morocco partnership will grow stronger in the future.

At a joint press briefing with minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida, the UN official expressed his gratefulness to Morocco for its support to UN teams operating in this region which is facing huge humanitarian challenges and suffers from malnutrition, epidemics and civilians’ displacement because of armed conflicts.

He said that he is proud and satisfied with the partnership between Morocco and the United Nations in the Sahel region, adding that Morocco’s efforts in international bodies for the development of the Sahel are commendable.

Bouaida underlined efforts by HM King Mohammed VI for stability and development of the African continent. She also underscored Morocco’s solidarity-based approach towards Sahel countries, which was shown in humanitarian aids sent to Mali and the setting up of a military field hospital in Bamako.

Bouaida also stressed how important it is for Morocco to strengthen cooperation with regional bodies such as the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) and underlined the commitment of the Kingdom to support measures taken by the Economic Community of African States (ECOWAS)…[Full Story, subscription required]

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