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Morocco’s Peacekeeping Operations Highlighted in AU Headquarters

Morocco’s Peacekeeping Operations Highlighted in AU Headquarters

Rabat – Morocco’s contributions to peacekeeping operations and humanitarian action in Africa has been highlighted during an exhibition at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa.

Organized by the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR), the exhibition showcases the kingdom’s commitment to and promotion of peace, security, and humanitarian aid in Africa, acquired over more than half a century.

The exhibition focuses on the following themes: “Moroccan contingents in the service of peacekeeping and the protection of civilian populations”; “Medical and Surgical Field Hospitals (FMSH) and medical social assistance”; “humanitarian aid granted and conveyed through the Kingdom of Morocco”; and “memory and testimonies”.

It took place in the presence of FAR’s General Staff and Moroccan ambassador to Ethiopia Nezha Alaoui M’Hammdi, ambassadors of other AU member countries, and senior officials of the AU Commission, who expressed appreciation through messages in the exhibition’s guestbook.

In addition to humanitarian assistance to African countries for more than half a century, more than 51,000 Moroccan peacekeepers participated in five UN peacekeeping missions in Africa (Congo, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic), while 11 medical  teams have been deployed in ten African countries and provided more than 530,000 medical services to local populations.

 

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