Rabat - Since the accession of King Mohammed VI to the throne, relations with sub-Saharan countries have been placed at the heart of Morocco’s foreign policy in order to strengthen Morocco's position as a key player in south-south cooperation.
Rabat – Since the accession of King Mohammed VI to the throne, relations with sub-Saharan countries have been placed at the heart of Morocco’s foreign policy in order to strengthen Morocco’s position as a key player in south-south cooperation.
The long-standing ties between Morocco and the African countries reflect the Kingdom’s privileged position in Africa based on Morocco’s solidarity towards its neighbors in the south and the Kingdom’s strong commitment to contribute to the development of the continent.
This commitment to promote south-south cooperation has been consistently reaffirmed by King Mohammed VI in favor of an active and solidarity-based cooperation with sub-Saharan countries whether in his speeches or through his frequent visits to African countries.
“The great ambitions I nurture for my people are closely linked to the lofty goals I wish to see achieved across Africa. The visit I paid, last March, to three countries in West and Central Africa reflects the special importance I attach to strengthening cooperation and public-private partnership relations with sister African nations,” the King said in a message to participants in the opening the 48th annual assembly of the African Development Bank held in Marrakesh (May 30-31, 2013)
It also shows how keenly I look forward to the achievement of advanced regional integration, so that we may ensure Africa’s prosperity and increase its influence around the world,” He added.
To achieve these goals, Morocco works at a bilateral level, but also within regional and international organizations to broaden cooperation with African countries and transform partnership frameworks into real trade opportunities, growth and progress.
Thus, Morocco constantly proves its strong will to establish unique and exemplary south-south cooperation with African countries in all vital sectors, backed by unshakable ties of brotherhood and friendship, and strong spiritual bonds.