Moroccan Agency for Int. Cooperation DG Holds Talks with AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace, Security

The Ambassador and Director General of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation (AMCI), Mr. Mohamed Methqal, held talks, on Wednesday at the Agency’s headquarters in Rabat, with the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Mr. Bankole Adeoye. The two parties discussed South-South cooperation mechanisms aimed at promoting peace and security in Africa, as well as Morocco’s active role in the implementation of HM King Mohammed VI’s vision for a united and active continental cooperation. The two parties tackled ways to develop South-South cooperation for the benefit African emergence, in addition to the main humanitarian actions deployed by the Kingdom for the benefit of several member countries of the African Union. This comes in the continuity of the AU Commissioner’s talks with Morocco’s Nasser Bourita, minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad. This applies to, among other things, the contribution of Morocco to the training of African talents and the proven humanitarian dimension of the Kingdom’s foreign policy under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, through the delivery of humanitarian medical, logistical and food aid in several African countries facing emergency situations or crises related to natural disasters. Adeoye took this opportunity to commend the Royal initiative of solidarity relating to the delivery of medical aid to more than 21 African countries to cope with the spread of the pandemic COVID-19. He also stressed the relevance of the multidimensional strategy under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI to address the threats and security challenges of the region, focusing on South-South cooperation and the development of large-scale structuring projects for regional integration for sustainable development of the African continent. Finally, the two officials reiterated their common desire to work for the consolidation of cooperation and partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the African Union Commission. This meeting took place in the presence of Ambassador Mohamed Arrouchi, Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the African Union.