- King Mohammed has urged African countries to thrive and become a stronger partner for development in international mechanisms
- He said this in a message delivered on his behalf at a forum in Dakhla, Morocco
- He asked the African citizenry to remain resolute behind public policies
His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, says Africa owes it to itself to become a key partner in international cooperation mechanisms, and not just a mere object of cooperation or a prize that others vie for.
King Mohammed said the continent should no longer be perceived as a vulnerable continent but as a driver of progress in a message delivered on his behalf at a forum which brought together over 800 participants to the second Crans Montana Forum at Dakhla in Morocco.
They included government officials and representatives of international organizations from more than 100 countries.
The forum was on the theme: “Africa and the South-South Cooperation: Towards A Better Governance for Sustainable Economic and Social Development.”
King Mohammed reminded the world that by the large presence of participants which reflected a unanimous commitment to the event, there would be no future without a cohesive, solidarity-based Africa standing tall and proud.
He told Africa and its citizens, that no matter how ambitious public policies may be, they would remain fragile if they were not fully embraced by the citizens and civil society.
King Mohammed pointed out that the South-South cooperation was not an empty slogan, but rather a homogeneous strategic vision, designed to promote the development of states and meet the needs of the African.
“It is for this reason that Morocco has made South-South cooperation one of the pillars of its foreign policy, as well as a determinant of its international action,” he noted.