El Othmani made the statement to the press on the sidelines of the 30th African Union Summit, which is being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This year’s event marks the first anniversary of Morocco’s return to the AU. According to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), El Othmani described Morocco’s participation at the summit as “efficient,” adding that Morocco “has a say” about all the questions on the agenda of the summit of the heads of state and government.
Recalling Morocco’s election to the AU Peace and Security Council, El Othmani said that this election “reflects the trust that the friendly and brotherly African countries placed in Morocco.”
The head of government also talked about the leadership of King Mohammed VI in migrations issues in Africa, emphasizing that the monarch laid the ground for an African Agenda on Migration in July 2017, through a preliminary note presented at the 29th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the AU.
El Othmani added that issue of migration will take a center stage at the summit along with other topics that will be discussed on Monday.
El Othmani is leading a delegation, which includes Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita and newly appointed Deputy Minister of African Affairs, Mohcine Jazouli.