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Participation of the Ambassador in an online meeting

 

The Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Canberra, Mr. Karim Medrek participated, on the 4th of June 2020, in an online meeting with the Group of African Heads of Missions accredited to Canberra to tackle the latest developments with regard to COVID-19 and the upcoming events to be held by the Group.

This meeting constituted the occasion for the Ambassador of His Majesty the King to share with the Group the efficient measures taken by the Kingdom, under the wise leadership of His Majesty the King, to face this global pandemic and which have been hailed internationally, notably at the level of the European Commission and the Pan-African Parliament.

The Ambassador seized the occasion to congratulate all African countries for the efforts deployed to overcome this sanitary crisis (As the continent recorded the lowest death rate in comparison with the rest of continents), pointing out to the importance of the joint initiative launched by His Majesty the King, aimed at establishing an operational framework to accompany the African countries in their various phases of managing the pandemic.

In this regard, Mr. Medrek recalled that this Royal initiative called for the adoption of a pragmatic approach based on the sharing of experiences between the countries of the continent to mitigate the current challenges caused by the Coronavirus crisis, notably at the social and economic levels.

Besides, the Ambassador underlined that this sanitary crisis provides also opportunities for the African continent to impose itself as a key actor in the future as it can be high time to put youth and local industry at the core of human development in the continent. This pandemic constitutes also, in view of the Ambassador, an occasion to refocus on the continental priorities, especially by establishing a new model of development in order to respond to the aspiration of Africa where the population is expected to grow considerably in the upcoming decades and where the challenges double equally.

Furthermore, the Group of African Ambassadors and High Commissioners discussed the upcoming activities of this Group within this unfortunate and unprecedented sanitary context.