Tanzanian Paper Makes Case for Morocco’s Return to African Union

Tanzanian Paper Makes Case for Morocco’s Return to African Union

Leading Tanzanian news outlet, dailynews.co.tz, stressed that Morocco’s return to the African union will be conducive to the continent’s economic development and security cooperation.

“Morocco, one of the founders of the Organization of African Unity, the predecessor of the current African Union, has much to offer the continental body in terms of economic cooperation, security collaboration and a vision of self-sufficiency for Africa that will see the continent emerge as the next engine of global growth,” said the news outlet.

The article, published as King Mohammed VI started Sunday a visit to Dar es-Salam, lauds the Kingdom for reaching out to eastern Africa and calls on the AU member states to “shed the baggage of the past and welcome Morocco with open hands.”

In this regards, the article highlights that Eastern African countries, notably Ethiopia and Tanzania should take this opportunity to scale up relations with the return of Morocco to the AU.

Dailynews points out to the strategic importance of the King’s landmark visit to Dar es-Salaam, stressing that Morocco, together with Tanzania, have the potential to “make Africa resonate.”

The visit has been described by Tanzanian foreign minister as a prelude to a new era in the friendly relations between Rabat and Dar es-Salaam.

Tanzania, with an average economic growth rate of between five to seven percent over the past decade, is looking forward to attract investments by Moroccan companies particularly those operating in housing, infrastructure, tourism and agriculture as well as industry and services.

The King’s three-day visit to Tanzania will be wrapped up by the signing of some 20 key cooperation agreements that will pave the way for strengthened economic cooperation between the two countries, in line with the King’s forward looking vision that places co-development and solidarity at the heart of Morocco’s Africa foreign policy.

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