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Coronavirus: China sends medical plane to Morocco

During a meeting (video conference) Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, of African Cooperation and of Moroccans Living Abroad, as well as other Foreign Ministers of several countries affected by the epidemic of the coronavirus discussed with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi and senior Chinese officials on how to deal with the Corona epidemic.

Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, later spoke on the phone with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. This diplomatic exchange was concerned, we suspect, with the spread of the coronavirus and the possible aid in medical equipment that China could provide us to fight against this scourge.

To this end, an official source said that, “a plane of the national company Royal Air Maroc had flown, Saturday evening, to the People’s Republic of China”. This same source for the sake of punctuality indicated that the RAM plane arrived in China today at ten in the morning (GMT + 1), and should return to Morocco in charge of Chinese medical aid related to the fight against the coronavirus epidemic as soon as its bunkers are full.

“This action benefits the Kingdom in the sense that Morocco will benefit from the Chinese experience which in its unrestrained fight against the coronavirus has managed to contain the crisis in the best possible way”, continues our source.

Initially, coordination between Morocco and China should be limited to medical equipment linked to the Coronavirus. Morocco could notably benefit from the experience of Chinese doctors in the event of an aggravated epidemic in the Kingdom. The Xinhua news agency revealed that Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Yi had contacted Nasser Bourita to inquire about the spread of the Corona virus (Covid-9) in Morocco and offered assistance from China.

The same source reported that Bourita praised China’s support for Morocco by thanking the Chinese side for the gesture of solidarity with the Moroccan people. “China has set basic standards for the international community in terms of disease control,” said Bourita, according to Xinhua. “Morocco wishes to take advantage of China’s experience in prevention and control, and to progress towards improving exchanges and cooperation with Chinese medical experts,” said Bourita. Still according to the same source, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad stressed that “although China still needs a large amount of medical supplies to prevent the disease, it does everything its possible to help the countries concerned to buy products in China and offer green corridors for customs clearance and transport.”

To this end recalls the Chinese agency, China had sent a plane of medical equipment and experts to Italy to help it face the epidemic of the coronavirus (Covid19), and also undertook to provide the European Union of masks and test devices to combat this scourge.

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