Morocco’s Flag Carrier Inaugurates First Abuja-Casablanca Flight


Abuja – The inaugural flight of the Abuja-Casablanca route was operated on Sunday by Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) from Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

The inauguration of this flight, marked by the traditional “water salute” ceremony, took place in the presence of Morocco’s ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Ou Ali Tagma, RAM’s regional representative in Nigeria, Ahmed Anouar Boussouf, the Director of Operations at Abuja International Airport, Oyenekan Oloyede, and several other personalities.

On this occasion, many of the flight’s passengers expressed their joy and satisfaction at the inauguration of this direct route serving Casablanca from the Nigerian capital, with a planned frequency of 3 flights a week (Tuesday, Friday and Sunday).

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

Medical Aid for Palestinians: Director of Al-Aqsa Mosque Expresses Gratitude to His Majesty the King


Al-Quds – Director of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Omar al-Kiswani, expressed his deep gratitude and great appreciation to HM King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, for humanitarian medical aid operation for the Palestinian population in Gaza.

This act of generosity comes at a good time to alleviate the urgent need for medical and first-aid products in the Gaza strip, in the grip of a true humanitarian crisis, Al-Kiswani told MAP, expressing his deep gratitude to the Sovereign for His constant support for the Palestinian people.

The delivery of this aid by land is of the utmost importance in these circumstances, marked by escalation and obstacles to the entry of humanitarian aid, which testifies to the personal commitment of His Majesty the King to the smooth running of this operation, he underlined.

“I can only express my heartfelt thanks to His Majesty King Mohammed VI for the help he has given our people in Gaza, particularly through the delivery of this batch of essential medical products”, the direct
or of the Al-Aqsa Mosque said.

In this regard, he expressed the hope that the ongoing efforts could be crowned with success and pave the way for an end to the war, the dispatch of more aid, the lifting of the blockade and a return to normal life in the Gaza Strip.

The aid ordered by His Majesty the King is comprised of 40 tons of medical products containing, notably, equipment for the treatment of burns and surgical and traumatological emergencies as well as essential medicines, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

Medical Aid Operation for Gaza Illustrates HM the King’s High Human Values, Says Al-Quds Archbishop


Al-Quds – The humanitarian medical aid operation for the Palestinian population in Gaza is a concrete illustration of the high human values ??of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, Archbishop Atallah Hanna, Head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in Al-Quds, said.

In a statement to MAP, the Archbishop expressed his thanks and gratitude to His Majesty the King for this new humanitarian initiative in favor of the Palestinians, emphasizing the key importance of its timing when the needs of the people in Gaza are greatly felt, particularly in terms of medical products.

“We would like to highly commend and thank His Majesty the King for His Humanitarian Initiative and for all the help He has provided to the Palestinian people, in general, and to our population in Gaza, in particular, who are suffering from the war and its consequences,” the Archbishop said.

His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, has given His Very High
Instructions to deploy a humanitarian medical aid operation for the Palestinian population of Gaza, consisting of 40 tons of medical products containing, in particular, equipment for treating burns and surgical and traumatological emergencies, as well as essential medicines.

His Majesty the King, may God glorify Him, has kindly agreed to cover for a large part of the aid from the Sovereign’s personal funds.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

Palestine Red Crescent Hails HM the King’s Initiative, Role in Alleviating Palestinians’ Suffering in Gaza


Al-Quds – The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has welcomed HM King Mohammed VI’s initiative and efforts to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip through the deployment of a new humanitarian medical aid operation.

The Palestine Red Crescent welcomes the initiatives of His Majesty the King and His sincere efforts to alleviate the suffering of Palestinian citizens in the Gaza Strip through the deployment of a new humanitarian medical aid operation at this critical time when the few remaining hospitals in Gaza are suffering from a crying lack of medical products and medicines, Nebal Farsakh, PRCS spokesperson, told MAP on Monday.

The shipment by the Kingdom of Morocco of 40 tons of medicines and medical products comes at a time when the medical sector in the Gaza Strip is on the verge of collapse due to the scarcity of medical products and medicines, especially after the occupier closed the Rafah land crossing more than 40 days ago, she said, noting that since this closure, no medical
aid has been delivered.

The aid from the Kingdom of Morocco will boost the performance of the few hospitals still operating in the Gaza Strip and improve their efficiency, allowing them to continue providing the health and medical services needed to save lives.

Farsakh emphasized that the PRCS teams will transport aid to the Gaza Strip and then distribute it to medical service providers and public hospitals, including the Red Crescent hospitals in Khan Younès and Al Amal, as well as to medical points throughout the Strip.

A press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates stated that His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God Assist Him, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, has given His Very High Instructions to deploy a humanitarian medical aid operation for the Palestinian population of Gaza.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse

In implementation of High Royal Instructions, Govt. Head Chairs Meeting on 7th General Population-Housing Census


Rabat – In implementation of the High Instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, contained in the Royal letter addressed to the Head of Government on June 20, Aziz Akhannouch chaired, here Monday, a meeting on the 7th general population and housing census, scheduled for late summer.

During this meeting, attended by Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit, and High Commissioner for Planning Ahmed Lahlimi Alami, Akhannouch recalled the content of the Royal letter which outlined the main guidelines to ensure the success of this important operation, the Head of Government’s Department said in a press release.

In this regard, Akhannouch underlined that the government will spare no effort to provide the necessary resources to ensure the full success of this large-scale operation, in accordance with the High Royal Instructions, stressing the importance of the census results to devise the relevant public policies and to harmonize the various programs with the needs of citizens.

Emphasizing the importance
of mobilizing the necessary human and logistical resources, the Head of Government called on all administrations and public institutions and the decentralized services concerned to show their commitment and close coordination for the success of the 7th general population and housing census, a key tool to get a detailed understanding of the demographic and socio-economic evolution of the Kingdom and to devise relevant policies at national and local levels.

The meeting was an opportunity to examine the various practical provisions relating to the organization of the census operation, in light of the High Instructions contained in the royal letter addressed to the Head of Government, aimed at ensuring an innovative operation thanks to its approach and the technological means that will be mobilized to collect and process information. This operation will also be ambitious by broadening the fields of investigation to new themes that are close to our hearts, notably the structuring societal project of social protec
tion.

The royal letter addressed to the Head of Government, last Thursday, had underlined the valuable contribution of the results of the next general census to ‘achieve our societal project and to properly deploy our development model, built on the principles of political democracy, economic efficiency, human development and social and territorial cohesion’.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse