MEDays 2022: Liberian President Fully Supports Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline Project; Says Africa’s Challenges must not Prevent Development

The President of Liberia George Weah, guest of honor of the 14th edition of the MEDays 2022 Forum, held in Tangier, expressed his full support to the strategic Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline project that will link the coastal countries of West and North Africa, from the Gulf of Guinea to the shores of the Mediterranean.

“Africa needs investment in the health and pharmaceutical sectors and partnerships in the infrastructure and energy sectors,” said Dr. Weah, in a speech during the official opening ceremony of the MEDays Forum on Wednesday, the Amadeus Institute, organizer of the forum, reports in a statement.

“Liberia specifically encourages investment in the Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline. We are convinced that this large-scale energy project will boost economic integration and will benefit all nations involved, offering the possibility of multiplying their industrial potential,” the president of Liberia said.

Dr. Weah also called for “more operational and mutually beneficial North-South cooperation momentum that will allow African countries to be more resilient in the face of external shocks,” the statement added.

Addressing another topic, Liberia’s George Weah underlined that the current challenges facing the African continent are part of a very complex international context, but must not prevent development and the search for solutions.

We live in a world of crisis and chaos, said George Weah, stressing that these challenges threaten the heart of the international system.

These challenges bear the name of Covid-19, Monkeypox or Ebola, they take the form of wars, natural disasters and nuclear threat, immigration, listed the president during his speech, explaining that these problems are a threat to the foundations of life.

In this regard, George Weah, particularly denounced the crisis situation prevailing in Africa, particularly in the Sahel region, and in West Africa, by listing open conflicts between African countries like Ethiopia , Eritrea, Somalia, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Central African Republic. ” Why fight, aren’t we brothers?” he wondered.

In addition, the wave of military coups suffered by several countries on the continent is worrying, and “contradict the constitutional requirements and the culture of democracy” he added while emphasizing that they have led to the flight and displacement of populations.

The 2022 edition of the MEDays forum, placed under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, is held in Tangier November 2-5 under the theme “From crisis to crisis: towards a new world order?”
The forum agenda includes several current geopolitical, economic and social themes, such as the war in Ukraine and its repercussions on Africa, instability and security, the climate change, food and energy crises.

 

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