Senior Tunisian officials expressed, Thursday, their gratitude and high esteem to HM King Mohammed VI, following the initiative of the Sovereign to send emergency medical aid to this Maghreb country, which is experiencing a worsening epidemiological situation related to Covid-19. Tunisian Minister of Defense, Brahim Bertegy, expressed in a statement to the press his consideration and thanks to Morocco, King, government and people for this noble initiative, stressing that “this aid from brotherly Morocco is not strange to the Kingdom. This aid, he added, is timely and “will allow us to fight the pandemic” in the country which is going through a “critical phase” in the face of Covid-19, considering that Moroccan medical aid “is very important and very valuable” and “will help us significantly in the face of the repercussions of Covid-19. For her part, Minister, Director of the Office of the President, Nadia Oukacha, expressed, in a similar statement, her thanks for the solidarity of HM the King and Morocco “who have acted quickly and spontaneously” towards Tunisia, saying that the Tunisian people highly appreciate this initiative. After highlighting this spontaneous outpouring of solidarity towards her country to help it fight the pandemic, the Tunisian official said that the royal gesture “is very important, especially in the context of supporting the privileged relations with the Kingdom of Morocco, which are deeply rooted in history. In this context, Oukacha said that the Tunisian President expressed to HM the King his deep thanks and gratitude for this initiative, noting that the Moroccan medical aid to Tunisia includes materials and equipment that will be distributed so that Tunisians in all regions can benefit. For his part, Minister of Health, Faouzi Mehdi, expressed his thanks to HM the King for this timely assistance, noting that this initiative “is not strange to the Kingdom of Morocco. In this regard, he stressed that this emergency medical aid will help the country to treat more infected people.
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