Morocco attends 44th AU Executive Council Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa

Morocco attends 44th AU Executive Council Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa

Morocco is taking part in the 44th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, which kicked off on Wednesday in Addis Ababa in the run-up to the Union’s Summit on February 17-18.

The Foreign ministers of the 54 AU member countries are examining at this session the report of the 47th ordinary session of the Permanent Representatives Committee, the annual report on the activities of the Union, its bodies and designated leaders.

The Foreign ministers are also considering the report on the activities of the 2023 theme “Acceleration of AFCFTA Implementation” and the review of the roadmap for the 2024 theme “Educate an African fit for the 21st century: Building resilient education systems for increased access to inclusive, lifelong, quality, and relevant learning in Africa.”

The Executive Council is likewise considering reports on the AU’s participation in the G20, preparations for the election of members of the AU Commission to be held in February 2025, the constitution of the group of eminent personalities responsible for overseeing the pre-selection of candidates for membership of the Commission, the strategic project, and the draft policy framework for AU partnerships.

During the debate on the 2024 roadmap on education, the Moroccan delegation surveyed the ambitious strategies designed by Morocco to promote education and learning as well as the Kingdom’s South-South cooperation model mainly on vocational training and academic programs in favor of young Africans. Morocco is fully aware that strengthening African youths’ capacities remains a prerequisite for the success of all continental development strategies, the delegation underlined.

In view of the alarming statistics concerning the state of education in Africa, the delegation “raises question concerning the future awaiting our future generations, at a time when other regions of the world have reached very advanced stages in the field of education and learning, particularly through a combination of human and artificial intelligence.”

When discussing the issue of migration, the Moroccan delegation reiterated the need to ensuring full operationalization of the African Migration Observatory and emphasized the constant commitment of King Mohammed VI, as AU leader on the issue of migration.

It stressed the importance of ensuring regular and meticulous follow-up to the recommendations contained in the report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission, particularly the acceleration of the operationalization of the African Migration Observatory, and the need to provide the Observatory with the human and financial resources it requires to operate.

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