Addis Ababa - Strong bilateral relations “have been significantly developed” between Morocco and Africa over the last years, King Mohammed VI pointed out Tuesday, in a speech during the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.
Addis Ababa – Strong bilateral relations “have been significantly developed” between Morocco and Africa over the last years, King Mohammed VI pointed out Tuesday, in a speech during the 28th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.
Since 2000, Morocco has signed nearly one thousand agreements with African countries, in various fields of cooperation. Speaking in front of AU member nations on Tuesday, the King pointed out, that “between 1956-1999, 515 agreements were signed, whereas 949 agreements have been signed since 2000 – in other words, almost four times as many!”
Describing his enthusiasm for these agreements, the Monarch said, “During this period I, personally, was keen to give fresh impetus to this action, by making more visits to various African sub-regions.” The King went on to add that “on each of the 46 visits I paid to 25 African countries, numerous agreements were signed involving the public as well as the private sector.”
Looking to the future for both Morocco and Africa in general, King Mohamed VI told his audience, “My action has been particularly geared towards the field of training, which is at the heart of my country’s cooperation with sister nations,” HM the King stressed.
An outspoken advocate of higher education and how this is a benefit to all nations, and will benefit the entire continent, the King said:added, “This has enabled a number of African students to continue their higher education in Morocco, thanks to the thousands of scholarships given to them.”