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Italian Interior Minister Hails Morocco’s Help to Extinguish Wildfires that Swept through his Country

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Italian Interior Minister Hails Morocco’s Help to Extinguish Wildfires that Swept through his Country

Italian Interior Minister, Marco Minniti, hailed on Tuesday in Rome Morocco's support to help extinguish the wildfires that swept across several regions in southern Italy.


Minniti was speaking at a ceremony organized by the Italian Civil Aviation at Ciampino Airport in Rome in honour of the Royal Armed Forces personnel dispatched on Canadair aircrafts upon Royal instructions to help Italy extinguish the wildfires that swept across 41 regions in Southern Italy.

The Italian minister praised Morocco's quick interaction with Italy's request for assistance and hailed the spirit of cooperation that prevailed between the Moroccan and Italian teams who worked together for a week to put out the flames.

On this occasion, Minniti underscored Morocco’s experience in several fields, which enables the Kingdom to play an important role along with Italy in the creation of a new partnership in the Mediterranean area, noting that the partnership with Morocco, which is of great importance, must be strategic.

In his turn, Morocco's ambassador to Italy, Hassan Abouyoub, said that the ceremony, which pays tribute to the staff of Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces, mirrors the solidity of the Moroccan-Italian friendship.

This successful experience, he said, paved the way for a strategic cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and Italy in various areas, he noted.

MAP 05 September 2017