International Leaders Assure Help For Morocco

Damages following Friday’s strong earthquake in Morocco. Photo courtesy of Heart of Morocco Facebook

NEW DELHI, India – Sept 10: Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Chair of the African Union and President of the Comoros, Azali Assoumani, French President Emmanuel Macron, World Bank President Ajay Banga, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen today issued a joint statement here, assuring Morocco help following its devastating earthquake.

“Following the earthquake of September 9, we express our full solidarity with the Moroccan authorities and people, and offer our condolences to the families of the victims. We also express our willingness to support Morocco in the best possible way.

“We have been and continue to be committed partners of Morocco, supporting the authorities’ as they have built an inclusive and resilient economy with strong institutions.

“This strength will serve the Moroccan people well as they recover from the devastation of the earthquake.

“With all our international partners, we stand by Morocco to provide all the necessary support for any urgent short term financial needs and for the reconstruction efforts. 

“To this end, we will mobilize our technical and financial tools and assistance in a coordinated way to help the people of Morocco overcome this terrible tragedy,” the statement said.

A powerful earthquake hit Morocco on Friday and according to a news report from BBC News Africa, death toll has reached 2,000, almost as high as those injured.