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03 Aug 2009 description

New York - Delegations of the parties to the Sahara dispute and the neighbouring countries (Algeria and Mauritania) will hold informal meetings on August 10-11 in Austria, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General announced on Monday.

The spokesperson told MAP the informal meetings will be held at the invitation of the Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for the Sahara, Mr Christopher Ross, with the unanimous support of the UN Security Council.

The source added that these meetings are intended to give fresh momentum to the negotiation process called for by the Security Council, …

28 Aug 2007 description

Nouakchott, Aug. 28 - Morocco sent new humanitarian aids to Mauritania following the floods that struck its southeastern region early this month, causing important damages in the city of Tintan.

An official of the Moroccan Embassy in Mauritania said the Mauritanian government received, on Tuesday, the relief assistance, which consists of 230 tons of rice and 27 tons of canned fish.

Morocco has already sent a first batch of humanitarian relief to Mauritania in mid August.

08 Nov 2004 description

TUNIS, Nov.8 - Maghreban agriculture ministers have called for support to the anti-locusts action plan drafted by the Arab Maghreb Union, a north African grouping mustering Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.

26 Aug 2004 description

Nouakchott, Aug. 26 - Morocco sent Wednesday to Mauritania 50,000 litres of pesticide, 10 individual sprayers and three airplanes to help the west African country fight locust swarms that have been wrecking havoc on the vegetation and crops for several weeks.

The Moroccan assistance, unloaded Wednesday at the international airport of Nouakchott, was delivered by two land teams specialised in locust fighting that will help Mauritanians cope with the plague.

09 Aug 2004 description

RABAT, Aug.09 - Morocco decided to send aid to Mauritania to help it fight locusts that have recently invaded some parts of the Sahel region where, the FAO says, large swarms from northwest Africa have invaded Mauritania, Senegal, Mali and Niger, disrupting the summer planting season.

The aid, extended upon instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, consists of pesticides, vehicles, sprayers and three aircraft.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched an appeal for funds in support of massive national locust control operations.

16 Dec 2002 description

Nouakchott, 16/12/02 - Le gouvernement mauritanien a reçu lundi à l'aéroport de Nouakchott une cargaison de produits alimentaires divers, don royal aux populations mauritaniennes éprouvées par la sécheresse.

Cet arrivage est le premier lot d'une "caravane de solidarité" qui comprend également cinq camions chargés de produits alimentaires en route pour la Mauritanie.

Le don a été remis au commissaire mauritanien à la sécurité alimentaire M. Sidi Mohamed Ould Biya, par M.