Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, affirmed, Tuesday in Rabat, the importance of the reform of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), noting that the Kingdom will continue to support the reform of the Council for more transparency and professionalism. “The reform of the Commission on Political Affairs, Peace and Security cannot succeed without the overhaul of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU,” said Bourita in a statement to the press after his meeting with the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Bankole Adeoye, who is on a working visit to the Kingdom, stressing that Morocco also supports all initiatives adopted for the reform of the Commission. He noted the importance of the basic pillars for the implementation of this reform, particularly in terms of good governance, preventive diplomacy, peace and stability. “These pillars are key elements to enable Africa to have a clear and holistic vision of security and stability operations,” he added. These reforms, the minister went on, are an integral part of the work of the AU, noting that substantive work is being done to achieve the goals set. Bourita reaffirmed the full readiness of Morocco to contribute actively in terms of observation and organization of elections, peacekeeping, preventive diplomacy and crisis management, saying that Africa has all the assets and resources necessary to work positively to ensure the security and stability of the continent. Recalling that the Kingdom has gained extensive experience in these areas, the Minister also reiterated the commitment of Morocco to share its expertise with African countries. Recalling that the Kingdom has gained extensive experience in these areas, the Minister also reiterated the commitment of Morocco to share its expertise with African countries. Highlighting the strength of Moroccan diplomacy in Africa, which works in accordance with the Royal High Directions, Bourita said that Morocco, a major player in the resolution of conflicts, believes that peace and stability of the African continent are crucial. Welcoming the election of Adeoye to lead this important Commission within the AU, because of his experience in peace and security, the Minister said that the AU can count on the irreversible commitment of the Kingdom to achieve the goals set by the pan-African organization.
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