Broad Arab, international solidarity with Morocco after earthquake
Morocco continues to receive messages of sympathy and solidarity following the devastating earthquake that struck the country yesterday evening, resulting in hundreds of victims and injuries.
Messages of solidarity and condolences continue to be sent to Morocco following the devastating earthquake that struck the country yesterday evening, on Friday, resulting in hundreds of victims and injuries.
The United Nations pledged its support for Morocco in its efforts to help those affected by the earthquake. Additionally, European Council President Charles Michel said that the bloc is ready to support Morocco in the difficult moments it is going through after the earthquake.
Meanwhile, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, stated that the European Union is ready to provide assistance to Morocco. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also relayed their readiness to support Morocco's urgent health needs.
Conversely, the Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) extended its condolences to Morocco and expressed unwavering solidarity with the Kingdom as it addressed the aftermath of the earthquake. This includes the crucial task of restoring damaged monuments in various historical cities.
Arab solidarity with Morocco
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, through a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, conveyed its condolences to the government and citizens of the Kingdom of Morocco, reiterating its steadfast support and solidarity with the kingdom. Additionally, UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan extended his condolences to Morocco through the "X" platform, expressing his nation's unwavering solidarity with Rabat during these challenging circumstances.
أعزي أخي الملك محمد السادس والشعب المغربي في ضحايا الزلزال. لقد تألمنا لهذا الحادث ونقف إلى جانب إخواننا في المغرب الشقيق ونتضامن معهم في هذه الأوقات الصعبة. حفظ الله المغرب من كل شر.— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) September 9, 2023
Conversely, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, conveyed his condolences to King Mohammed VI of Morocco for the earthquake's victims. The Emiri Diwan in Qatar issued a statement confirming that Sheikh Tamim had sent a condolence cable to King Mohammed VI regarding the earthquake that affected various regions and cities in Morocco. He also expressed his wishes for a swift recovery for the injured.
خالص التعازي لأخي جلالة الملك محمد السادس ولشعب المملكة المغربية الشقيق في ضحايا الزلزال الذي ضرب مدن مختلفة من البلاد، داعيا الله تعالى أن يتغمد الضحايا بواسع رحمته، وأن يمن على المصابين بالشفاء العاجل، حفظ الله المغرب وشعبه من كل مكروه.— تميم بن حمد (@TamimBinHamad) September 9, 2023
Similarly, Egypt extended its condolences to the Kingdom of Morocco in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake that impacted several regions and cities.
In an official statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt emphasized its unwavering solidarity with the government and citizens of the Kingdom of Morocco during this tragic incident. Egypt also expressed its condolences to the families of the victims, extending its sympathy to the Moroccan people in their time of sorrow.
The Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq, sent a telegram of condolence to King Mohammed VI of Morocco, in which he expressed his sincere condolences to the people of Morocco and the families of the victims.
For its part, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offered its condolences to Morocco, and expressed its solidarity with Rabat.
Russian President Vladimir Putin conveyed his condolences to King Mohammed VI of Morocco in the wake of the tragic consequences of the devastating earthquake. Putin affirmed Russia's shared sense of sorrow and suffering with the Moroccan people. He expressed his sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims and conveyed his wishes for a swift recovery to all those affected by this disaster.
Similarly, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences to the Moroccan people for the earthquake victims, emphasizing Turkey's steadfast support for the Kingdom of Morocco through all available means.
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its deep regret over the devastating earthquake and extended its condolences to the Moroccan people and government.
Iranian FM Spokesman Nasser Kanani has expressed sorrow over the powerful earthquake which struck western #Morocco, and expressed condolences to the people & government of this country over the hundreds of lives lost in the tragic happening.https://t.co/W6CsNsciPV pic.twitter.com/Dufi5VIenf— Iran Foreign Ministry 🇮🇷 (@IRIMFA_EN) September 9, 2023
Additionally, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his sympathies for the earthquake victims in Morocco, saying "Condolences to those who lost their loved ones."
Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to an earthquake in Morocco. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with the people of Morocco. Condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest. India is ready to offer all possible assistance to…— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 9, 2023
The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, conveyed his condolences to the families of the Moroccan earthquake victims through the "X" platform. He expressed his deep sorrow, describing the reports coming from Morocco as truly distressing.
Das sind schlimme Nachrichten aus #Marokko. In diesen schweren Stunden sind unsere Gedanken bei den Opfern des verheerenden Erdbebens. Unser Mitgefühl gilt allen Betroffenen dieser Naturkatastrophe.— Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz (@Bundeskanzler) September 9, 2023
Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström also extended his heartfelt condolences to all the victims of the earthquake and their families in Morocco. Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Morocco conveyed its sincere condolences to the victims of the earthquake. The embassy stated that it is closely monitoring the situation and urged American citizens to exercise caution.
Last Friday evening, a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck several Moroccan cities, resulting in more than 800 deaths and hundreds injured and significant damage.
Morocco's geophysical center reported that the 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Ighil region of the High Atlas mountains.