The Crans Montana Forum kicked off Friday in Dakhla under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, with the participation of more than 150 countries represented by high-level personalities.
The opening ceremony of this forum, which has been convened for the third time in a row in Dakhla, was marked by a message addressed by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to the participants. It was read out by president of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region, Ynja Khattat.
This celebration, which will last until March 21st, brings together nearly a thousand participants and personalities from 36 European countries, 27 states of the Americas, 44 states of Africa and 43 states of Asia and Oceania, in addition to 40 international and regional organizations.
In all, more than 900 participants are gathered in Dakhla to discuss the future of Africa, including Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Presidents of Parliaments, policy-makers, parliamentarians and International experts, in addition to former heads of state and illustrious guests.
"Towards the New Africa of the 21st Century: Stability, Cohesion and Solidarity for Sustainable Development: The Structuring Role of Morocco in Africa" , is the theme chosen by the organizers to pay tribute to the continent from Moroccan and African soil.
Special emphasis will be placed this year on food security and sustainable agriculture at a high-level panel that will highlight the innovative policies that Morocco has decided to share with its African partners.
Public health, renewable energies, natural resources management, maritime industry, the role of youth and women will also be at the heart of the discussions at this edition.
By betting on Dakhla, the organizers of the Crans Montana Forum are aware that the future of Africa can only be built around local and regional models, and that this Saharan city, which enjoys an exceptional strategic location, is positioning itself as a hub on a continental scale.
The Crans Montana Forum, which is based in Geneva, is an international organization committed to fostering international cooperation and global growth and promoting a high level of stability, equity and security.