The Kingdom of Morocco received a warm welcome from the majority of African countries during the first plenary meeting of the 28th session of the African Union Summit conducted in the capital of Ethiopia.
African Commission president reported that 39 countries aired their support for Morocco’s comeback to the Union. The kingdom was welcomed enthusiastically by Africa as well as America and Europe.
Mr. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and African Union President, paid tribute to Morocco’s King Mohammed VI after delivering a positive message to Africa. Condé stated that the king spoke with this heart at a period when Africa must take its destiny into its own hands.
Furthermore, the European Union also looks forward to cooperating with Morocco and the African Union to enhance EU’s developing collaboration with Africa. As key partners, regional partnership and integration are vital for stability, prosperity, and peace.
To the European Union, Morocco’s coming back to the African Union binds together the entire content of Africa within its regional organization.
Countries acknowledge King Mohammed VI’s solid leadership.
The U.S.A. applauds Morocco on returning to the African Union and salutes the king’s strong leadership. Pointing out that the kingdom’s solid leadership have made possible to get back to is place within the institutional family of the African continent.
The United States has expressed its belief that Morocco’s return to the African Union will get positive contributions to more political, economic and social integration in Africa and to the continent’s security and stability.
Likewise, Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda states that with Morocco’s unifying role, the return will tighten the African ranks, making it bigger and stronger. The kingdom is an asset that must put to good use to intensify their unity and solidarity.
Congo, France, and Spain also welcome the return. Romain Nadal, French Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said that France welcomes Morocco’s reunion with African Union, the kingdom’s rightful place.
As Morocco’s neighbor country, Spain expressed its immense satisfaction with the decision.
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