Morocco's Return to AU Stems from 'Commitment’ to Help Meet Continent’s ‘Huge’ Challenges, FM Says

Morocco's return to the African Union (AU) stems from a sense of "responsibility and commitment" to tackle Africa’s "huge" challenges, notably the fight against climate change, said, on Thursday in New York, Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar.


Speaking at a press conference, held at the UN headquarters on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, Mezouar said Morocco, which "has never left Africa "will continue to contribute to the continent's development process, by strengthening economic dimensions and sharing expertise with African countries in sectors, where Morocco is considered as “major player”.


He added that Morocco may also help to implement concrete projects and identify funding mechanisms, noting that the Kingdom has proven its rich experience in structuring projects in Africa.


Mezouar stressed the need to strengthen the South-South partnership, mainly through structured projects and investments.


The Minister also said that Africa has the "great opportunity" to build its development model, which is "adapted to the challenges of the future" and that takes into account the environmental dimension.