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Exchange of Messages Between the President and the King of Morocco on the Earthquake at Agadir.

March 23, 1960

[Released March 23, 1960. Dated March 2, 1960]

Your Majesty:

I have been deeply saddened by the news of the terrible earthquake which has caused so much loss of life and suffering at Agadir. Please accept the sincere condolences of the American people and myself in this great tragedy.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: This message was sent from Santiago, Chile. The message from King Mohamed V, dated March 12, follows:

His Excellency Dwight D. Eisenhower
President of the United States

We were particularly touched by the message of sympathy Your Excellency transmitted to us in your own name and that of the American people in connection with the disaster in Agadir.

We wish to express to Your Excellency and to your country, our friend, sincere appreciation for your deep concern over this tragic occurrence.
MOHAMED V

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and the King of Morocco on the Earthquake at Agadir. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/235432

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