Paris – By turning towards the east, Morocco gives its African policy a more continental dimension, French weekly "Jeune Afrique" said in its latest issue.
Paris – By turning towards the east, Morocco gives its African policy a more continental dimension, French weekly “Jeune Afrique” said in its latest issue.
After reinforcing its presence in West Africa, Rabat turned towards the east, underlined the publication, recalling the visits paid by King Mohammed VI to Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Nigeria.
The weekly also mentioned the diplomatic offensive of the King on the continent with a two-month tour that led the Sovereign to six countries, intersected by a summit of some 30 African Heads of State in Marrakech (on the sidelines of COP 22) and a speech commemorating the anniversary of the Green March from Dakar.
“So many demonstrations of the Africanity of Morocco – in addition to the launch of a second phase of the operation of regularizing the situation of illegal immigrants in Morocco,” Jeune Afrique added, noting that to seduce its new allies, Rabat highlights its multidimensional approach of South-South development, which has been successful for decades with its West African partners.
There are major structural projects that are now taking on a regional dimension, including the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline project and the Tangiers-Lagos highway, as well as large-scale investments launched by Moroccan public or private companies, the weekly said, citing also the expertise in the security, religious and social fields that Morocco agrees to share with the continent.