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Foreign Minister Reiterates President of Republic’s call for Cancellation of Africa's External Debt

New York,  28/09/2021
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, and Mauritanians Abroad, Mr. Ismaël Ould Cheikh Ahmed delivered Monday an important speech in New York to the 76th United Nations General Assembly. In his speech, the minister called for the redoubling of efforts to address the challenges related to COVID-19 repercussions and mitigate these effects on poor countries and fragile economies through accelerating the pace of vaccination and supporting their economies.

On this occasion, the minister reiterated the call, made several times by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El-Ghazwani, for the complete and final cancellation of African countries' external debt.

The minister talked about the efforts made by our country to face the pandemic and mitigate its social and economic effects on the most vulnerable groups of society, by launching an extensive vaccination campaign across the national territory, imposing precautionary measures, Securing the market’s supply of basic materials, providing health insurance for 600,000 people from the poor and vulnerable groups, and sending them money on a regular basis.

He highlighted the significant strides made by our country, under the leadership of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Mr. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, through the economic take-off program, which aims to bringing about the recovery of the national economy, creating additional job opportunities, and supporting the productive sectors.

As for the regional and international situation, the minister stressed the right of the Palestinian people to dignity and sovereignty within the framework of an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital.
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