West Bengal Newspaper Interviewed H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Maliki

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News Desk, News Nation 360 : The relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of India go to centuries back and have always been excellent and based on annual understanding and respect. The diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1957, that is one year after the independence of Morocco, from French protectorate. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the cooperation between Rabat and New Delhi has increased. In fact, Morocco was able to

purchase 6 million Hydroxychloroquine Tablets from the friendly Republic of India, in May 2020. This helped the country not only to fight against the pandemic but also to extend its support to many African countries by offering graciously medicines and medical equipments as a gesture of solidarity and goodwill. The relations have deepened even more in recent years, especially after the historical visit of His Majesty the King to India, in October 2015, and his memorable meeting with the Honourable Prime Minister of India, H.E. Narendra Modi, during which both leaders have decided to elevate Morocco-India relationship to a new level of a genuine Strategic Partnership.

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Morocco was among the way first countries to avail of the vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India, following the directly negotiated deal concluded on a commercial basis between the two parties. This reflects, indeed and once again, the excellent relations happily existing between both countries. During the same occasion, an MoU related to the cooperation in the field of telemedicine was signed between the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research in Puducherry in India and the Mohammed VI University Hospital in Marrakech in Morocco. One of the Focus areas under this MoU is the technical support in controlling epidemics. This dynamic did not benefit to the public sector only, the private sector has also been included and looks for opportunities within these frameworks. A number of India leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry in India, like Sun Pharma and Cipla, have also chosen  Morocco to expand their activities.

Pic : Krishnendu Kundu

Report : Anustup Kundu