France is ready to intervene when the Moroccan authorities deem it appropriate

LFrance is ready to “intervene” to help Morocco struck by a deadly earthquake that killed at least 2,000 people, Emmanuel Macron announced this Sunday. “We have mobilized all the technical and security teams to be able to intervene when the Moroccan authorities consider it appropriate,” the French president said at a press conference at the end of the G20 summit in New Delhi, India.

The French head of state added: “This morning we mobilized the World Bank, the IMF [Fonds monétaire international], the European Union and the African Union, together with France, also indicate a firm commitment to support Morocco and the Moroccan people for reconstruction and financial assistance in this context. »

The Friday-Saturday night earthquake, with a magnitude of 7 according to the Moroccan Center for Scientific and Technical Research (6.8 according to the American Seismological Service), is the strongest ever recorded in Morocco. At least 2,012 people were killed and 2,059 injured, of whom 1,404 are in a very serious condition, the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior announced overnight.


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