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Morocco Donates 1,000 Approved Protective Helmets for Beninese Mopeds

Publié le Samedi 24 Juillet 2021 | MAP

​Rabat - Morocco has donated to the Beninese authorities 1,000 approved protective helmets for mopeds, in accordance with the High Royal Orientations aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two countries.

This donation was granted to the National Centre for Road Safety (CNSR) of Benin by the Moroccan Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, through the National Agency for Road Safety (NARSA), during a ceremony held on 19 July by videoconference, according to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad.

During this ceremony, added the same source, Minister of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water, Abdelkader Amara, praised the quality of cooperation between NARSA and CNSR, marked by the signing, on 26 November 2015 in Rabat, of a tripartite cooperation agreement between his Department represented by the Directorate of Road Transport and Road Safety, the National Committee for the Prevention of Traffic Accidents and CNSR Benin.

Amara said that this noble initiative will have a significant impact in preserving human lives, adding that cooperation between Morocco and Benin goes beyond slogans and asserts itself as a reality, the statement said, adding that the Minister also highlighted the dynamics of continuous consultation between officials of the two countries on road safety.

For his part, Beninese Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Yves Herve Hehomey, welcomed the excellent level of Moroccan-Beninese relations and thanked the Kingdom of Morocco and HM King Mohammed VI for this donation.

Hehomey also stressed the cooperation between the two road safety bodies in the two countries, recalling the training cycle carried out in Morocco for the benefit of Beninese officials of Benin's CNSR, the same source added.

At the end of the ceremony, Ambassador of His Majesty the King to Benin and Togo, Rachid Rguibi, presented the CNSR with the certificate of donation of the 1,000 helmets and attended the symbolic operation of distribution of the helmets to the representatives of the motorbike taxi associations.

The ceremony took place in the presence of the Ambassador, Secretary General of the Beninese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the Director of the CNSR and representatives of motorbike taxi associations, the statement concluded.