Farida Loudaya: Morocco Has Adopted a Proactive Strategy to Combat Covid-19 Pandemic

Morocco's ambassador to Colombia and Ecuador, Farida Loudaya, stated that Morocco has adopted a proactive, bold and pioneering strategy to combat Covid-19


Morocco’s ambassador to Colombia and Ecuador, Farida Loudaya, stated that Morocco has adopted a proactive, bold and pioneering strategy to combat Covid-19, noting that the Kingdom is the first country in Africa to launch a vaccination campaign against the pandemic.


In an interview with the Colombian daily “Primícia Diario”, Loudaya said that the measures taken by Morocco to confront the pandemic have enabled the control of increasing numbers of infections and the mitigation of economic and social impacts of this health crisis.

She added that the vaccination campaign, which was launched a few weeks ago, is progressing at a steady pace to vaccinate 80% of the population in accordance with the high directives of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who stressed the need for good preparation and proper performance of this major national operation at all levels, with special emphasis on ensuring access to vaccines in a social and solidarity framework and their availability free of charge and in adequate quantities.

Regarding the Kingdom’s solidarity with African countries, the Moroccan diplomat pointed out that His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, who called for a pragmatic approach directed towards work and exchange of experiences, gave directives to provide medical aid to many African countries to keep pace with their efforts in combating the pandemic.

The Ambassador also stated that Morocco provided, through this generous initiative, medical equipment and batches of medicines to treat Covid-19 patients, noting that this initiative was praised by the international community.

On the other hand, Loudaya affirmed that university exchange has always been on the agenda between Morocco and Colombia in order to enhance cooperation in the educational field, and explore the culture of the two countries, evaluate it and understand it, and improve students’ linguistic capabilities.

In this regard, she mentioned the academic cooperation agreements signed, such as those between the International University of Rabat, the University of Rosario in Bogotá and the University of Medellin in order to promote exchange between future generations.

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