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With its Return to AU, Morocco to Play its Role in Africa’s Development: Spanish FM

With its Return to AU, Morocco to Play its Role in Africa's Development: Spanish FM
Morocco's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar with Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso. EFE

Rabat – Morocco’s return to the African Union (AU) will allow it play its role in the development of Africa, Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said Monday.

“Given its importance, Morocco, which has returned to the African Union, can play its role in the development of the African continent”, Dastis told MAP.

In this context, the Spanish FM recalled that his country welcomed the return of Morocco to the pan-African organization during its 28th Summit Annual meeting in Addis Ababa.

“Spain seeks to work with Morocco to strengthen its presence in Africa, the continent of the future”, the Spanish diplomat said, adding that “with the support of Morocco, this action will be more feasible and More constructive “.

Dastis also said that his meeting with Moroccan FM Salaheddine Mezouar reviewed the “intensity and depth” of the relations between the two countries in all fields and the means to strengthen bilateral action in the Mediterranean region and the EU.

“Our discussions have been fruitful,” he said, adding that the two sides agreed to continue political contacts to prepare for the next high-level meeting between Morocco and Spain in 2017.

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