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Wednesday 11 September 2019

China/Africa Partnership: Morocco Insists in Addis Ababa on Interdependence Between Peace-Security and Development

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China/Africa Partnership: Morocco Insists in Addis Ababa on Interdependence Between Peace-Security and Development

Morocco insisted, Monday in Addis Ababa, on the interdependence between Peace-Security and Development within the framework of the Partnership between China and Africa.

Speaking at a seminar as President of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the AU and UNECA, Ambassador Mohamed Arrouchi called for the implementation of the 2019-2021 Beijing Action Plan and the major initiatives of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) as a means of fostering development, peace and security in Africa, through a win-win partnership and south-south cooperation.

The seminar, themed "Chinese-African Friendship: Achievements and Prospects for China-Africa Cooperation", was marked by the participation of ambassadors and top officials from African member countries of the United Nations.

The Permanent Representative of Morocco to the AU and UNECA and PSC President for the month of September also reiterated the vision of HM King Mohammed VI that puts the development and prosperity of African citizens at the heart of common African action.

The Moroccan diplomat also highlighted the role that Morocco could play in the implementation of the "Belt and Road" initiative and the assets that the Kingdom boasts in terms of economy, stability and strategic location, emphasizing the exemplary relations between Rabat and Beijing and the importance of a triangular cooperation involving China-Morocco-Africa.

Arrouchi also recalled the strategic partnership between Morocco and China, including the agreement signed during the visit of HM King Mohammed VI in May 2016 in China. This royal visit gave a new impetus to the relations of cooperation between the two countries, he said.

The Seminar was initiated by the Mission of the People's Republic of China to the African Union, in collaboration with the Ethiopia-based Center for Dialogue, Research and Cooperation (CDRC).

MAP 10 September 2019