King Mohammed VI said, "It is to Africa that the Kingdom is seeking to give leadership."
South-South cooperation for an integrated, flourishing, and competent Africa will be achieved when youth, leaders, and institutions double their efforts. Morocco will support these efforts, wrote Bourita in the “Metro UN,” a bi-monthly publication for the UN in New York.
Symbolizing Morocco’s commitment to sustainable development in Africa, the minister referred to a quote by King Mohammed VI, who said: “It is to Africa that the Kingdom is seeking to give leadership.”
Titled “Inter-African cooperation: For an integrated, flourishing and competent Africa,” Bourita’s article explained, “It is in this direction that we have been working since our return to the African Union.”.
Since 2000, Morocco has signed nearly 1,000 agreements with other African countries. From 1956 to 1999, Morocco only signed 515.
“This cooperation must be linked to our common designs and be reflected in the harmonization of our objectives. Only deep cooperation between African countries and more broadly with countries of the South, which face similar challenges, will enable these countries to survive and prosper,” Bourita argued.
Bourita said that it is crucial that the African free trade zone emerges because Africa must rethink its commercial strategy.