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Friday 17 March 2017

Foreign minister Calls in Casablanca for Ambitious, Pragmatic Africa

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Foreign minister Calls in Casablanca for Ambitious, Pragmatic Africa

Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar called on Thursday in Casablanca for pooling efforts to promote cooperation between African countries and build an ambitious and pragmatic Africa.

Africa can not develop without a common economic zone and a real vision for south-south cooperation which will reinforce ties between African countries, Mezouar told the press on the sidelines of the 5th International Forum on Development in Africa which kicked off in Casablanca.

To prove it, he went on, economic operators representing over 30 African countries and taking part in this forum voiced their will to work together and foster sustainable development in the continent. "This is the best example of an Africa on the move," he said.

He stressed that financial inclusion in Africa is making real progress, given that several African countries and regional blocs have developed solid financial institutions.

On Morocco's request to join ECOWAS, the minister noted that the Kingdom's adherence to this community will undoubtedly help it create synergies, reinforce integration and share expertise, mainly regarding human development and migration policies.

The 5th International Forum on Development in Africa, initiated by the "club Afrique développement" of the Attijari-Wafabank group, opened under the chairmanship of president of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

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