“President Hery Rajaonarimampianina welcomed the letter sent by President of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, regarding Morocco’s request to return to the African institutional family,” said Malagasy Foreign Minister in a statement to MAP following the signing ceremony of 22 cooperation agreements with Morocco.
The signing ceremony was chaired by King Mohammed VI and Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina in Antananarivo.
the second leg of a second phase of an African tour that previously took the King to Ethiopia.
The agreements aim at strengthening the legislative framework governing bilateral cooperation in terms of river preservation, agriculture, finance, culture, employment, renewable energies and vocational training.
Morocco withdrew from the predecessor of the African Union, the Organization of African Unity in 1984, on grounds of the violation of neutrality in the Sahara conflict by admitting the Algeria-based separatist entity as a full-fledged member.
Last September, Morocco has officially submitted a request to regain its natural place as a member of the African Union (AU).