Today, April 28, the United States Mission to Morocco through the office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) transferred a supply of personal protective equipment to laboratory technicians at the Institute of National Hygiene in Rabat. This equipment goes directly to safeguarding the lives of Morocco’s healthcare workers who are on the front lines in the fight against the novel coronavirus, helping them to continue testing and screening for COVID-19 with sufficient protections in place.
This equipment transfer is part of over seven years of close cooperation between DTRA and the Government of Morocco. This partnership’s focus is on saving lives and mitigating threats to ensure the National Security for both of our countries.
U.S. Ambassador to Morocco David Fischer hailed the equipment transfer as another concrete example of the mutual benefits of the U.S.-Morocco relationship. “We are about investing in institutions, and in people – in the capacity of Moroccans to serve their country and their fellow citizens. At times of crisis like this, we can all be proud of the deep and long-standing relationship that makes this kind of cooperation possible.”