During this meeting, Faki stressed the important contribution of Morocco, since its return to the AU, last January, in “promoting peace, stability, and development on the continent.”
The head of the AU Commission also commended the King’s action in favor of South-South inter-African cooperation and his commitment as a leader on the issue of migration within the African Union.
The meeting also tackled the multiple challenges facing the African Continent, as well as the opportunities to be seized in order to irreversibly place Africa on the path of economic emergence, social development and political stability.
During the African Action Summit, held in Marrakech in November 2016 on the sidelines of the 22nd United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP22), three commissions were set up under the effective chairmanship of King Mohammed VI, revolving around the Sahel, the Congo Basin, and the Island States regions.
The upcoming continental events have also been on the agenda of this meeting.
The royal audience was attended by the King’s advisor, Fouad Ali El Himma, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and principal policy advisor to the president of the AU Commission, Mohamed Hassan Labate.