Moroccans stranded in Ethiopia after the border closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic will begin their return to the Kingdom from last night.
The first group among the 31 Moroccan nationals, stranded for nearly four months, received the negative results of the tests required before boarding a flight to Istanbul from where it will return to Morocco via Royal Air Maroc.
The Moroccan Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti, Nezha Alaoui M’Hamdi, who met with Moroccan nationals on Wednesday evening on the eve of their departure, recalled the actions undertaken by the diplomatic representation of the Kingdom in their favor since the closure of borders following the coronavirus.
The Embassy of the Kingdom in Addis Ababa has spared no effort to provide support and assistance to Moroccans stranded in Ethiopia for four months and all the services of the embassy have been mobilized to accompany them during their stay. she pointed out.
In addition to the accommodation in a hotel in the capital of a group among the 31 Moroccan nationals, the services of the embassy ensured to follow their stay in Ethiopia at the social, personal and medical plans, noted the Moroccan diplomat who greeted the work done by the management and staff of the Embassy.
The mobilization of the Embassy of the Kingdom has continued since the first day with the organization of blood tests for the needs of the tests required before boarding, added Nezha Alaoui M’Hamdi who was highly congratulated by the all Moroccans stranded in Addis Ababa.
Speaking at this meeting, Moroccans who were traveling to Addis Ababa for professional or tourist reasons expressed their warm thanks to HM King Mohammed VI for the support and support given to them by the Moroccan Embassy.
Since the first day that we contacted the Moroccan embassy, we found all forms of support, said Hicham Chahin, a free-lance journalist who was filming for European television before being blocked. in the capital Addis Ababa.
The Moroccan journalist praised in a statement to the MAP, the moral and material support provided by the embassy to all Moroccans stranded without exception, while expressing his warm thanks to the staff of the diplomatic representation for the permanent and regular contact with them. Moroccan nationals.
For his part, Fadila Aktaou, who came to Addis Ababa to take part in a filming before being blocked following the coronavirus pandemic, welcomed the support provided. “For four months, the Embassy of the Kingdom did more than necessary by providing us with accommodation, food in addition to constant and benevolent support. I will never forget this humanitarian support and this sincere assistance, ”Fadila Aktaou concluded in a statement to MAP.