More details of agreements signed in Gabon, part of King Mohammed VI’s recent diplomatic tour of west and central Africa:
The visit of King Mohammed VI to Gabon, last leg of a tour that took the Moroccan sovereign to Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Côte d’Ivoire was marked by the signing of four cooperation agreements in the sectors of health, vocational training, handicrafts and social and solidarity economy.
The signing ceremony of the agreements, which have all a social cachet and which are designed to help ensure the transfer of Moroccan expertise and know-how, was chaired by King Mohammed VI and President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon.
Under one of the agreements, Morocco undertakes to build in Gabon five support centers for children suffering from autism and Down’s syndrome.
The first center is expected to open in the second half of the current year, two in the second half of 2016 and the fourth center in 2017.
Under a second health cooperation agreement, Morocco will help Gabon set up hemodialysis medical units, through the supply of medical and biomedical equipment and the training of Gabonese medical and paramedical staff in the Kingdom…[full story]