Rabat - Morocco’s bid to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has found new institutional support. Regional business and commerce institutes, including the Morocco-based, think tank and policy organization Amadeus Institute, announced on Friday in Abidjan the creation of a working group - the Regional Alliance for monitoring the Accession of Morocco to ECOWAS - to promote and facilitate Morocco's membership in the 15-member economic forum. 

Safaa Kasraoui is a journalist at Morocco World News.