Morocco Committed to Africa’s Development (Official)
Victoria Falls – Minister Delegate in Charge of Moroccans abroad, Nezha El Ouafi, reaffirmed Tuesday in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) Morocco’s commitment to the development of the African continent.
Morocco has made South-South cooperation a driver for the emergence of a new Africa, confident in its potential and open to the future, El Ouafi said at the opening of the 6th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development.
Morocco has developed, in this regard, an innovative model of South-South cooperation which is based on the exchange of knowledge, skills, expertise and resources, while involving all of the continent’s sub-regions and relevant sectors, she pointed out.
Morocco’s commitment to South-South cooperation is reflected through the actions undertaken by HM King Mohammed VI to promote active solidarity for the benefit of Africa, she said, recalling the several visits paid by the Sovereign to African countries, hence giving Morocco’s cooperation with African countries a new aspect, that of cooperation in the area of human development, in addition to sectoral cooperation in several areas, in particular environmental protection.
The Kingdom remains very committed through structuring initiatives aimed at strengthening the resilience of vulnerable areas in Africa, such as the initiative to adapt agriculture in Africa, the 3S Initiative (sustainability, stability and security), in addition to the support provided by Morocco at sub-regional climate commissions relating to the Gongo Basin and the Sahel, El Ouafi underlined.
Morocco has developed and adapted its National Sustainable Development Strategy, which constitutes a reference for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, she said, adding that a digital system has been put in place to ensure regular monitoring of the implementation of this strategy.
Morocco is ready to share this with African countries in the framework of South-South cooperation, she added.
The 6th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development opened Tuesday in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, with the participation of several countries.
The overall objective of the sixth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development is to conduct a regional follow-up and review of progress made, facilitate peer learning and advance transformative solutions and actions to accelerate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 goals.
The sixth session of the Regional Forum is designed to be an action-oriented Forum for member States and other stakeholders to explore, gain insight into, share and agree on sets of concrete and workable solutions actions that will enable the countries to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 within the set time frame.
The Forum is held under the theme “2020-2030: A Decade to Deliver a Transformed and Prosperous Africa through the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.”