The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, met on May 20 by videoconference with the Deputy Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Ms. Monique Nsanzabaganwa.
This meeting, which is part of the consolidation of the continuous dialogue and constructive interaction of the Kingdom of Morocco with the senior officials of the African Union, was an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment of Morocco to support the efforts of the AU to achieve the Agenda 2063 “The Africa We Want”, in an approach based on ownership, inclusiveness and transparency.
During the meeting, Mr. Bourita reiterated Morocco’s sincere congratulations to Mrs. Nsanzabaganwa following her election as Vice-Chairperson of the Commission and assured her of the Kingdom’s constant and active support in the implementation of her priorities.
He also recalled Morocco’s firm support for the institutional reform of the AU based on a credible intergovernmental process, an efficient Pan-African Commission, a constructive interaction with the various stakeholders and the establishment of a monitoring and evaluation mechanism for AU policies and programmes.
Mr Bourita also stressed that the success of this reform rests on the presence of excellent, competitive and successful profiles in the AU’s human resources, which should be recruited on the basis of merit, equity, transparency and professionalism.
Mrs. Nsanzabaganwa took the opportunity to commend Morocco’s actions and initiatives within the AU, while stressing its readiness to work together with the Kingdom for the benefit of an efficient Union, and in favour of the “Africa We Want”.
The two officials highlighted the positive, constructive and creative role of African citizens, especially women and youth, in achieving the strategic objective of an integrated and prosperous Africa.
Mr Bourita and Ms Nsanzabaganwa agreed to maintain consultations and contacts through joint and concerted work to enable the continent to keep pace with sustainable development and prosperity.
Finally, Mr Bourita invited Mrs Nsanzabaganwa to pay a working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco as soon as the health situation allows.