In Thursday’s weekly government meeting, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani said that the African Union (AU) genuinely applauded King Mohammed VI’s African agenda on migration.
Rabat – El Othmani, who attended the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa on February 10-11 in Addis Ababa, emphasized that all AU-member states that participated in discussions were impressed by the king’s initiative.
AU members especially praised King Mohammed VI’s proposal to establish an African observatory for migration. The AU and Morocco approved the king’s proposal and signed an agreement to build the observatory, announced El Othmani.
The pan-African organization’s reaction to Morocco’s migration agenda, which the body unanimously adopted in a conference in January 2018, “an honor” for Morocco, according to El Othmani.
The signing of a document that calls for an African coordination on migration, he argued, is “a recognition of his majesty King Mohammed VI’s efforts to adopt an African approach to migration.”
The head of government added that Morocco’s approach to African migration supports Africa’s position to make its own decisions regarding migration and “be vocal and present on the global stage.”
El Othmani pointed out that, for the first time, the AU’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) summit did not address the Western Sahara issue before the end of the summit.
The summit applied the decision of 31st AU Summit held in July 2018 in Nouakchott, Mauritania, acknowledging the UN Security Council as the only legitimate body to discuss the Western Sahara conflict.