The UN and the Governments of America stand in solidarity with Morocco and offer their help
The Secretary General of the UN, several leaders and some American governments have expressed solidarity this Saturday with Morocco for the earthquake that has shaken the country. António Guterres, secretary of the international organization, declared himself “deeply saddened” by the situation and assured that the UN is “ready to assist” Morocco, according to a brief statement from his spokesperson published in the early hours of the morning. “The United Nations is ready to assist the Government of Morocco in its efforts to assist the impacted population,” he adds.
For his part, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, stated from New Delhi (India), where he is participating in the G-20 Summit, that his Government is in contact with the Moroccan authorities and is working “quickly” to guarantee the safety of American citizens in Morocco. Biden also expressed the United States’ readiness to provide “any necessary assistance to the Moroccan people.”
The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, expressed his solidarity with the people of Morocco through a message on the social network X (formerly Twitter), in which he expressed his willingness to respond to the requests of the Moroccan Government. In addition, the Governments of Venezuela, Cuba, El Salvador and Panama sent messages of condolences to the Moroccan authorities for the high number of fatalities, which may continue to increase due to the seriousness of many of the injured. The Executive of Paraguay, finally, confirmed that there are no citizens of that country among the fatalities of the earthquake.
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