China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development donates gamma system to Morocco
2018-02-07 20:07 Source: bj.people.com.cn
Beijing - February 7, 2018 (People.com.cn) - On February 7, China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development donated gamma knives to Morocco Lalla Salma Foundation. The donated gamma system is a set of high-end large medical equipment worth nearly RMB 20 million with independent intellectual property rights. It will be the second gamma knife in Morocco to provide more than 10 million people in the central, eastern and southern Morocco with advanced radio diagnosis and treatment services.
Morocco Lalla Salma Foundation was founded by Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco in 2005, dedicated to providing treatment and rehabilitation for local people with cancer, especially children patients, in Morocco.
At the donation ceremony, Li Xikui, secretary-general of Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and president of China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development remarked that China and Morocco have a long history of friendly exchanges, witnessing sustained robust development of bilateral relation. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and its affiliated China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development take this donation as an unprecedented opportunity to deepen their exchange and cooperation with Lalla Salma Foundation and Morocco-China Friendship Association.
It is learnt that before this signing ceremony, China and Morocco had conducted numerous friendly interactions. On November 30, 2017, both sides signed the Memorandum of Cooperation between China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development and Morocco Lalla Salma Foundation, disclosing that China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development will donate gamma knife and radiotherapy center to Morocco.
Li Xikui remarked that the donated gamma system, produced by MASEP Medical Science & Technology Development (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. with radioactive source provided by China Isotope and Radiation Corporation (CNNC), is a set of high-end large medical equipment with independent intellectual property rights and worth nearly RMB 20 million. The Foundation will make efforts to deliver relevant equipment to the site and put it into application as soon as possible, to benefit people in Morocco and people in other African countries, and offer our “Chinese strength” to the charity and health programs for public good in Morocco and Africa.
Latifa Abida, secretary general of the Lalla Salma Foundation in the Kingdom of Morocco, expressed her appreciation to China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development for this donation. She remarked that this donation will open up a new chapter for bilateral cooperation, paving the way for friendly cooperation between two peoples, and wished that Morocco and China would stay friendly from generation to generation.
Mohammed Khalil, chairman of Morocco-China Friendship Association, Mourad Layachi, Moroccan charge d'affaires to China, and Jia Ling, secretary-general of China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development attended the ceremony.
(Executive editors: Bao Congying, Gao Xing)