Senegal has expressed gratitude to Morocco for its cooperation in the repatriation and the medical treatment of around 50 irregular Senegalese migrants.
Annette Seck, minister in charge of Senegalese abroad, acting on President Macky Sall’s instructions, conveyed her gratitude after a visit to the Saharan city of Dakhla on Tuesday and Wednesday, said a statement from the Senegalese Foreign Ministry.
The mission’s objective was to provide support and assistance to Senegalese nationals who were awaiting repatriation to their home country after attempting emigration, the statement further noted.
Fifty injured Senegalese nationals were repatriated on Wednesday evening by a special Senegalese Air Force flight, said the statement, adding that the government “thanks the brotherly government of the Kingdom of Morocco for its cooperation in caring for the injured.”
This repatriation flight landed at Ouakam military airport on Wednesday evening, carrying a dozen women, children and men in fragile health condition.
The Senegalese government is due to present a strategy to combat irregular emigration this Thursday.