Morocco makes case for joint AU-EU action benefiting youth
King Mohammed VI made the case for a joint action to gear the African Union and the European Union partnership to serve the youth notably in the fields of education, culture and a win-win management of migration.
In a speech read out by foreign minister Nasser Bourita at the AU-EU summit, the King reiterated the commitment of Morocco’s domestic and foreign policy action to serving the cause of the youth, recalling that the pandemic has had a detrimental impact on education in terms of lost schooling hours.
In the field of culture, the pandemic has had a considerable shock that makes it necessary today to “re-establish cultural cooperation mechanisms in order to reinvigorate the sector,” said the king, noting the role of culture in bringing people together in Africa, in Europe and also between the two continents.
The King also reaffirmed Morocco’s steady position in terms of a shared and mutually beneficial management of migration.
Migration is “not so much a challenge as a host of opportunities,” said the Monarch who has the title of the African Union’s Leader on the issue of migration.
“Guaranteeing education, accelerating the training and employability of our youth, promoting culture, putting migration and mobility in order are the challenges of the Partnership between the African Union and the European Union,” said the King.