Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has proposed a joint African response to the ongoing COVID-19 global health pandemic.
The King held high-level phone conversations with heads of state within Africa on 13 April to discuss the evolution of the coronavirus in Africa, its economic impact, and joint efforts to combat the disease.
King Mohammed spoke to the President of Senegal, Macky Sall and President of the Cote D’Ivoire, Alassane Dramane Ouattara about how African countries could unite their efforts in managing the pandemic.
The Royal House said about the discussions: “This is a pragmatic and action-oriented initiative, enabling the sharing of experiences and best practices to address the health, economic and social impact of the pandemic.”
Morocco has had 1,763 cases with 126 deaths.
King Mohammed also held a phone conversation with King Felipe of Spain last week regarding COVID-19. Casa Real said that the monarchs expressed solidarity with one another in their respective country’s fight against the pandemic.
Spain has over 170,000 cases with 17,756 deaths.