Morocco makes case for co-development approach at EU-AU meeting in Brussels
Morocco’s outreach to Africa is based on a win-win approach underpinned by solidarity and co-development, Minister in charge of Africa cooperation Mohcine Jazouli reiterated at an EU-AU ministerial meeting in Brussels.
Spearheaded by King Mohammed VI, Morocco broke away with conditionality in favor of co-development actions that address Africa’s pressing issues: peace and sustainable development, said the Moroccan minister.
“Security and development are indivisible,” Jazouli stressed, noting that Morocco’s African policy is comprehensive and ranges from economic development to peacekeeping in “ full respect of the sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity” of African countries.
He recalled that Morocco has repeatedly called for multilateralism in countering terrorism in Africa.
Demographic growth and youth action were also highlighted by the Moroccan minister who called for action to offer the youth better opportunities and boost employment and economic growth.