African diplomats welcomed, Monday in Marrakech, the efforts made by Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, for the promotion of South-South cooperation in various fields, including training and vocational training.
In a statement to the press on the sidelines of the launching ceremony of a training session on empowerment and capacity building of women from Niger and Mali, the ambassador of Niger in Rabat, Salissou Ada, praised the tireless efforts made by the Kingdom to strengthen South-South cooperation in areas related to training and professional and economic empowerment of women.
This training session, which aims to create a conducive and sustainable climate for capacity building of women, targets 60 beneficiaries from Niger and Mali in the field of traditional sewing and embroidery, said the Nigerien diplomat, highlighting the importance of the handicrafts sector as a lever of solidarity economy.
This training will allow the beneficiaries to launch their own workshops, improve their income, build their own capacity and, therefore, achieve their economic autonomy, he stressed.
For his part, the Malian ambassador in Rabat, Mohamed Mahmoud Ben Labat, welcomed, in a similar statement, the vision and approach advocated by the King for the promotion of South-South cooperation, highlighting the “fruitful” and “diversified” cooperation between Mali and Morocco.
The Malian diplomat also commended this initiative, the result of cooperation and coordination between the Arab Industrial Development, Standardization and Mining Organization (AIDSMO), the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) and the Center for Training and Qualification in Crafts in Marrakech (CFQMAM).