Morocco has become “a model in the field of vaccination” against Covid-19, said the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) under the African Union.

“We recognize the leading role played by the Kingdom in terms of vaccination in the African continent. Morocco has become a model in the field of vaccination”, underlined Director of Africa CDC John Nkengasong in a statement to MAP after an interview, on Thursday at the headquarters of this Pan-African organization’s Agency, with the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the AU and UNECA, Ambassador Mohamed Arrouchi.

“We were extremely happy with the Kingdom’s decision to start producing vaccines,” said Nkengasong, while welcoming this noble initiative by HM King Mohammed VI which will help fight effectively the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Director of Africa CDC also highlighted the support provided by Morocco to the AU and to this specialized agency of the pan-African organization in the fight against this pandemic.

“Morocco has been present from the outbreak of the pandemic to support us in all our efforts and to show active solidarity” towards African countries, added Nkengasong, recalling the medical aid sent to several African states upon High Instructions from HM the King, to provide them with help and assistance in the fight against Covid-19.

During this meeting, the Director of Africa CDC and the Moroccan diplomat reviewed the epidemiological situation in the Continent and the means to fight the pandemic.