Rabat – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) seeks Morocco’s support to establish stability and peace and promote development in the Sahel region, said Tuesday in Rabat, President of the organization, Kadré Désiré Ouedraougou, who is on a working visit to Morocco.
“We have developed a strategy for the Sahel to consolidate peace and stability in the region (…) We came to present this strategy and seek the support of Morocco for the stability, peace and development in the region,” ECOWAS President told the press after a meeting with Minister-Delegate for Foreign Affairs, Mbarka Bouaida.
He also noted that a number of development projects are underway with the aim to open up the region,”so that it is no longer a source of destabilization but rather a development platform,” expressing the hope of organization to strengthen and further expand bilateral cooperation.
For her part, Bouaida reiterated Moroocco’s readiness to provide support to this organization in its efforts to address security and socio-economic challenges threatening the countries of the Sahel-Saharan region within the vision of King Mohammed VI.
She also recalled the strong relationships between the Kingdom and ECOWAS as evidenced by the country’s active participation in its last two summits.
The Minister further highlighted the growing interest shown by Moroccan businesses in ECOWAS countries to promote shared growth and fruitful solidarity in the service of the interests of all the people of the region.