As part of the parallel humanitarian activities of the combined Moroccan-American exercise “African Lion 2021”, which is being held under the High Instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Supreme Chief and Chief of General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces ( FAR), a field medico-surgical hospital has been deployed in the commune of Amlen near Tafraout (Tiznit province).
Mobilizing medical teams made up of doctors and nurses from the FAR and the American Army, this hospital provides medical and surgical services for the benefit of the local populations of the region.
In a statement to the MAP, Colonel Salah Azzarraa, detachment chief of FAR personnel at the Amlen field hospital, indicated that this action, which will continue until June 18, mobilizes specialized technical staff and significant logistical resources, noting that this hospital includes an operating theater and a medical analysis laboratory, as well as a digital radiography and ultrasound unit in addition to a medical sterilization unit.
With a capacity of 30 beds, this field hospital with a multidisciplinary medical staff composed of 44 doctors and 51 nurses provides, in strict compliance with anti-coronavirus measures, services in several specialties, including general surgery, gynecology. , pediatrics, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology ENT medicine and dentistry, added Colonel Azzarraa, stressing that drugs are offered free of charge to patients as well as corrective glasses.
Operational since June 7, this hospital has so far provided 10,000 services for the benefit of 3,000 patients.
For his part, Nikole Ligéa, sergeant in the American army, affirmed that “we are working with the Moroccans in this humanitarian mission. We work especially with women and children to provide them with educational medicine in order to guarantee a healthy life ”.
“We are very proud of the cooperation with the Moroccan Army,” she added.
The 17th combined Moroccan-American exercise “African Lion 2021” will continue until June 18, 2021 in the regions of Agadir, Tifnit, Tan-Tan, Mehbes, Tafraout, Benguerir and Kénitra, involving thousands of multinational militaries and a number of very important land, air and sea equipment.
In addition to the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco, this exercise has the participation of Great Britain, Brazil, Canada, Tunisia, Senegal, the Netherlands, Italy as well as of the Atlantic Alliance, in addition to military observers from around 30 countries representing Africa, Europe and America.
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David Greene: United States and Morocco able to help each other for greater security and prosperity
The United States and Morocco are able to help each other to achieve greater success, security and prosperity, said Wednesday in Rabat, the charge d’affaires at the American embassy in Morocco, David. Greene. “Today we celebrate our cultural ties, but in all respects – economic, diplomatic and military – we are truly able to help each other to bring greater success, security and prosperity to our two countries, and in doing so, to help the whole region, “Greene said in a statement to M24, MAP’s 24-hour news channel, at the official opening of the” Of voice and stone, 200 years of ‘History at the American Legation Building and in Morocco’. The United States and Morocco have supported each other as allies and friends for more than 200 years, said the diplomat, reflecting on the course of bilateral relations since the recognition of the independence of the United States by Morocco in 1777. Mr. Greene, in this context, recalled that the Kingdom was the first country to recognize the United States, specifying that Washington and Rabat have never ceased to cooperate in the various fields, in particular diplomatic, economic and cultural. “The United States has always stood alongside Morocco in its quest for independence after World War II. These relations have also been strengthened and deepened ”, he continued, underlining in passing the“ shared history ”of Morocco and the United States during the Second World War and the Cold War. He, in this wake, indicated that with the organization in the Kingdom of the combined Moroccan-American exercise “African Lion 2021″, the largest exercise of the United States for Africa Command on the continent, ” the partnership between the two countries embraces all possible areas, thus becoming denser and more solid ”.