EU immediate support to the Special Fund for the Managment of Covid-19 Pandemic : Mr. Nasser Bourita : Morocco welcomes the trust of the EU, appreciates this gesture of solidarity

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Appui immédiat de l’UE au Fonds Spécial pour la Gestion de la Pandémie Covid-19:M. Nasser Bourita: Le Maroc se réjouit de la confiance de l’UE et apprécie à sa juste valeur ce geste de solidarité
Rabat, (MoFA) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, HE Mr. Nasser Bourita, said that Morocco “welcomes the trust” of the European Union through its immediate support with the contribution of 150 million euros to the Special Fund for the Management of the Covid-19 Pandemic, created on the initiative of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, announced in a joint statement published this Friday, March 27, after a telephonic conversation between the Minister and the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, HE Mr Oliver Varhelyi.

"Morocco welcomes the trust of the European Union and appreciates this gesture of solidarity," said the Minister.

 In this joint statement, “the Commissioner (HE Mr. Oliver Varhelyi) announced that the European Union will support the Moroccan budget by immediately reallocating 150 million euros, specifically earmarked to the needs of the Special Fund for the Management of  the Covid-19 Pandemic created on the initiative of His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI ”, adding that” in addition, the Commission will use all possible flexibility to redirect 300 million euros from the funds allocated to Morocco, towards the response  to the pandemic by accelerating their mobilization to meet the country's exceptional budgetary needs ”.

 The European Union is ready to support Morocco in its health, economic and social efforts, through several actions, underlines the statement, in which “the Commissioner for enlargement and the European neighborhood policy welcomed the strong and necessary measures, adopted promptly by the Kingdom of Morocco to deal with the spread of the virus and its effects ”.

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