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Interview with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation given to the TV channel "Skynewsarabia"
Washington 08.06.2014

On the occasion of his participation in the USA - -Africa Summit, being held from 4th to 6th August 2014, in Washington, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar gave an interview, on August 5th 2014, to Skynewsarabia TV Channel.


Mr. Mezouar stated on this occasion that the Kingdom of Morocco which enjoys an important geo-strategic location is determined to contribute to the development of the African continent within the framework of Morocco-Africa-USA triangular cooperation.

 

He underlined the strong, historic and deeply rooted relations existing between Morocco and African countries, indicating, on the same occasion, the privileged relations linking Morocco and the United States of America, relations which may serve as a  basis for the consolidation of a mutually beneficial USA – Africa partnership.

 

Morocco was the first country to recognize the independence of the United States of America in 1774, said the Minister, stating that relations between the two countries are marked by friendship and mutual respect and continue to evolve positively.

 

He added that Morocco advocates a participative approach in the service of Africa, within the framework of an efficient and productive South - South cooperation, contributing to the reinforcement of peace and stability in the African continent.

 

Mr Mezouar also reminded of the Summit meeting held, last November, in Washington, between His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, and President Obama, during which the Head of the White House welcomed the progresses taking place in the Kingdom in terms of democracy and reiterated Washington’s constant position concerning the issue of Morocco’s territorial integrity and its support to the Moroccan Autonomy Plan for the Sahara, considered as “serious, realist and credible”.

  

Furthermore, the Minister made an appeal for moving forward in the construction of Arab Maghreb Union, to enable this regional grouping to overcome the challenges of globalization and those of development. In this context, he pleaded for the reinforcement of regional integration to transcend the stalemate which AMU witnesses because of Algeria’s position regarding the issue of the Moroccan Sahara.        

 

Morocco “is convinced that the best way to overcome the security challenges as well as the economic constraints, which the Maghreb region is confronted to, consists of reinforcing cooperation and dialogue between the countries of the region to make AMU get out of the situation of stagnation and build up a Magreban Union in the service of the five countries of the region” said Mr Mezouar.

 

“We should be inspired by the European countries which have succeeded to maintain and develop their Union despite the profound divergences” specified the Minister, calling upon Algeria to assume its responsibilities in the search for a “political consensual solution” to the regional conflict on the Sahara.

 

After having recalled Algeria’s involvement in the artificial conflict on the Sahara, and the support given by the Algerian government to “polisario”, Mr. Mezouar exhorted Algiers to respect the process of this issue under UN and to concentrate on the construction and the re-launching of AMU structures.

 

The Minister recalled, in this respect, the relevance of the Autonomy Plan for the Sahara presented by the Kingdom to overcome the deadlock, and which has been qualified by the international community as “ serious, realist and credible

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