Morocco Sends Humanitarian Aid to Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz
Guinea-Bissau President Jose Mario Vaz

Moroccan government sent a shipment of humanitarian aid to Guinea-Bissau this week, Le Matin daily reported today.

According to the Moroccan publication, this shipment consists of important staple foods, with the aim of helping the local population at the end of the month of Ramadan and the feast of Eid al-Fitr (Feast of the breakdown of fasting), scheduled for this weekend.

The lot was given to the Guinean head of state, Jose Mario Vaz, by the Moroccan Ambassador in Bissau, Taleb Barrada, who lives in Dakar.

According to the newspaper, this initiative is in line with Morocco’s solidarity with friendly countries, and the strengthening of ‘friendship, fraternity and solidarity relations with this West African country’.

The links between the two nations have been strengthened, particularly since May 2015, following the historic visit of King Mohammed VI to Guinea-Bissau, marked by the signing of no less than 16 association agreements covering different sectors.

After the visit, Morocco established a military field hospital in Bissau, where services are offered in various specialties, including cardiology, dermatology, general and internal medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, neurology, gynecology as well as dentistry.