On Sunday, Conde paid a vibrant tribute to Morocco for its eminent contribution to the African unity.
Recalling late King Mohammed V and his faithfulness to the African continent, Condé told reporters at the end of the first day of the 30th AU Summit, “We are all aware of the role that late King Mohammed V had played in promoting the African continent, and the late sovereign’s support of liberation movement.”
In his remarks, Condé mentioned the significance of the 1961 Casablanca Conference. Condé emphasized that the Casablanca conference resulted in the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, later replaced by the African Union (AU) in 2002.
Speaking about Morocco’s return to the African Union, Condé said, “ I am very pleased that during my term, Morocco was able to join the AU unanimously.”
“Morocco has returned to its African institutional family to unite and federate the energies of Africans.”
Condé also discussed Morocco’s role in migration issues, stating that the country has received more than 100,000 African students and regularized migrants from many countries across the continent.
“Morocco is a good model that other states ought to follow,” according to Conde.
The Guinean president pointed out that the 30th AU Summit will be marked by a presentation by Moroccan officials, representing the King. The presentation will feature Morocco’s vision and roadmap for immigration, with an expected endorsement from the pan-African bloc.
Many African leaders have echoed Condé’s remarks on Morocco’s return, including Tanzanian Foreign Minister Augustine Mahiga, who said on Friday, January 26, that “Morocco’s contribution to the AU is of great importance.
George Weah, Liberia’s newly-appointed president has also lauded Morocco’s return to the African Union, emphasizing that this unification reinforces African unity.