In the wake of a powerful earthquake that struck Morocco’s High Atlas mountains late on Friday, foreign governments from around the world have expressed their condolences and offered assistance. The earthquake, the deadliest in decades for Morocco, has left hundreds dead and caused extensive destruction.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Message:
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while inaugurating a G20 summit in New Delhi, expressed solidarity with Morocco, saying, “We ask for quick healing for everyone who was hurt. Morocco is supported by the entire international community during this trying period, and we are prepared to help them in every way we can.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Condolences:
Russian President Vladimir Putin conveyed his condolences to Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, stating, “Accept my heartfelt condolences for the dreadful effects of the tremendous earthquake in your country’s core regions. Russia shares the affable Moroccans’ anxiety and sorrow. Please send condolences, words of encouragement, and well wishes for a rapid recovery to the victims’ relatives and friends as well as to everyone else who has been affected by this natural calamity.”
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s Support:
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared, “We stand by our Moroccan brothers with all our means in this difficult day,” in a statement on social media. The Turkish Foreign Ministry also expressed readiness to provide comprehensive support “to heal the wounds of the earthquake in Morocco.”
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s Mourning:
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock expressed her condolences, stating, “We are receiving terrible photographs from Morocco. We lament the loss of those who perished in the dreadful earthquake along with the Moroccan people. Our prayers are with them, as well as with everyone looking for the buried in these hours and battling to save the many injured.”
French President Emmanuel Macron’s Offer of Aid:
French President Emmanuel Macron pledged assistance, saying, “After the horrific earthquake in Morocco, we are all in disbelief. France is prepared to assist with first aid interventions.”
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna’s Solidarity:
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna expressed solidarity, stating, “After the devastating earthquake last night, we stand in solidarity with Morocco and our friends, the Moroccan people. Kind thoughts for the victims and their families as well as respect for the efforts made by the rescue teams as they work tirelessly to aid the injured.”
Spain’s Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Support:
Spain’s Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez offered solidarity, stating, “All my solidarity with the people of Morocco in the face of the terrible earthquake… Spain stands with the victims of this tragedy and their families.”
Taiwan’s Readiness to Assist:
Taiwan’s fire department has prepared a team of 120 rescuers on standby to assist Morocco upon receiving instructions from Taiwan’s foreign ministry.
United Arab Emirates’ Condolences:
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed sincere condolences to the government and people of Morocco, extending wishes for a speedy recovery for all the injured.
The outpouring of support from foreign governments demonstrates the global solidarity with Morocco in the aftermath of this devastating earthquake. As Morocco faces the challenging task of rescue and recovery, international assistance and condolences continue to flow in.