African Union: Morocco for Credible Intergovernmental Process

Morocco advocated, Friday in Addis Ababa, for a credible intergovernmental process and good governance within the African Union (AU) Commission as a prerequisite for an effective and efficient pan-African institution. Speaking at the 42nd Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee of the AU (PRC), which holds its proceedings by videoconference, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the AU and UNECA, ambassador Mohamed Arrouchi, stressed, during the presentation of the report of the sub-committee on the reform of structures, the imperative of a credible and transparent intergovernmental process and good administrative and financial governance as prerequisites for an effective and efficient pan-African institution. The Moroccan diplomat stressed that these prerequisites are essential for the Union to be able to meet the multiple expectations of the African populations in terms of peace, security, stability, health security and sustainable development. Arrouchi, who is leading the Moroccan delegation to this session as a prelude to the 39th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council (Ministers of Foreign Affairs) of the AU, scheduled for October 13 and 14, noted the deficit in the implementation of the decisions of the deliberative bodies, which remains among the major challenges to be met within this organization. While congratulating the new leadership of the institution for the new constructive and positive momentum it has instilled in the Commission and the synergy that has been established since the beginning of its mandate, Arrouchi recalled that this offers a historic opportunity for joint African action to be focused on the vital interests of the Continent and noble causes, putting the development aspirations of the African citizen at the center of the Pan-African agenda.