22 °C Partly cloudy Rabat

News
Wednesday 22 May 2019

OECD: Morocco Advocates Inclusive and Integrated African Approach to Development Issues

Vocal synthesis
OECD: Morocco Advocates Inclusive and Integrated African Approach to Development Issues

Morocco advocated, on Tuesday at a high-level meeting on African development, held at the headquarters of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, an inclusive and integrated African approach to development issues

The Kingdom was represented at this "High-level Dialogue with Africa", co-organized by the OECD Development Center and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, by a delegation led by Minister Delegate for General Affairs and Governance Lahcen Daoudi, and including notably Moroccan Ambassador to France Chakib Benmoussa.

This High Level Dialogue, which brings together African countries and Japan as part of Africa-Japan relations, is held within the framework of the preparation of the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD ) scheduled on Aug. 28-30, 2019, in Japan, and the 2019 Africa's Development Dynamics report issued by the African Union Commission and the OECD.

On this occasion, the Moroccan official expressed the position of the Kingdom of Morocco on the issue of development in the African continent.

For Morocco, talking about development means talking about Africa as a whole, said the minister, adding that the Kingdom proposes an inclusive and integrated African approach to the problem of development instead of national approaches "because Africa suffers from huge problems."

The Kingdom of Morocco also proposes to think about ways to link Africa to Europe, which is the largest and closest market to the continent. To do this, it is important that the Gibraltar route be established, the minister said.

It is therefore a comprehensive approach to integrated and inclusive development of the African continent that the Kingdom is advocating, and not a case-by-case approach which is insufficient, Daoudi told MAP.

MAP 21 mai 2019