Rabat - Morocco's return to the African Union (AU) has strengthened the organization, according to Guinean President and AU Chairman Alpha Condé in comments made Tuesday in Abidjan.
Rabat – Morocco’s return to the African Union (AU) has strengthened the organization, according to Guinean President and AU Chairman Alpha Condé in comments made Tuesday in Abidjan.
Speaking at the 2nd edition of the International Conference on the Emergence of Africa (ICEA), the Guinean President said that African countries are faced with many challenges. These include terrorism, illegal immigration and energy deficit. Conde noted that the Kingdom’s involvement in these issues through its expertise and its know-how can only be beneficial to Africa. With Morocco’s return, the African Union (AU) has emerged stronger than ever, he pointed out.
The AU Chairman also hailed Morocco’s support in promoting food security in his country and commended the Kingdom’s commitment, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, to an emerging, developed and prosperous continent.
The 2017 edition of the ICEA kicked off Tuesday in Abidjan, with the participation of several countries including Morocco. The Kingdom is represented at the three-day event by chairwoman of Moroccan employers’ association CGEM, Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, Morocco’s ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, Abdelmalek Kettani, and private operators.
The ICEA was designed as a platform of exchange to stimulate debate on the conditions for the emergence of African countries in the light of the process of structural transformation in emerging countries. It brings together state and government heads, ministers and personalities from leading national institutions, academic research centers, the private sector, civil society organizations, as well as regional and international development institutions.
The central theme of this edition is “The Implementation of Plans for Emergence in Africa.” There are also two sub-themes “Governance of Public Institutions” and “Structural, Inclusive and Sustainable Transformation.” Discussions will take place during a high-level panel, and also in workshops and side-events in the presence of state and government leaders, civil society organizations and research institutions from African, Asian, European and American countries.