First Ministerial Meeting of African Atlantic States Opens in Rabat

The proceedings of the first ministerial meeting of the African Atlantic States started, Wednesday in Rabat, with the participation of 21 countries of the Atlantic coast, of which about fifteen are represented at ministerial level. This ministerial meeting, which will focus on three themes, namely, “Political Dialogue, Security and Safety”, “Blue Economy and Connectivity” and “Environment and Energy”, is an opportunity to develop a common African vision on this vital space, to promote an African Atlantic identity and defend the strategic interests of the Continent with a single voice. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad had indicated, in a statement, that this Moroccan initiative confirms the Kingdom’s commitment to optimizing the strategic value of the Atlantic and its desire to see all the riparian countries gather on both sides of the Atlantic around common principles and converging interests.