PSC/Morocco: African Countries in political transition need support through peace, security, development nexus

Morocco insisted on Monday in Addis Ababa on the need to support African countries in political transition, through the multidimensional peace, security, development nexus.

The remarks were made by Morocco’s permanent representative to the African Union and UNECA, Mohamed Arrouchi, during the 1211th meeting of the AU Peace & Security Council, held to take stock of political transitions in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Gabon.

The diplomat highlighted the relevance of the multidimensional approach (Peace, Security, Development Nexus), as advocated in the Tangiers Declaration, in supporting countries in transition on the continent.

The diplomat, who is leading the Moroccan delegation to this PSC meeting, underscored the importance of developing nexus projects adapted to each situation to tackle the root causes of instability and insecurity.

Arrouchi stressed that the time has come to operationalize the decision of the AU Conference which adopted the Tangiers Declaration, and to move on to the next stage, which is to develop nexus projects in order to give concrete form to support for countries in transition, and to give meaning to this operational dimension.

The diplomat reiterated that Morocco remains firmly committed to the principle of active solidarity, in order to back African countries in their process of political transition towards constitutional order, to the need not to leave these brotherly African countries isolated in times of crisis, in a spirit of solidarity and benevolence, and to the importance of providing these brotherly African countries with security, socio-economic and humanitarian support, so that they can resume their place in the concert of AU members as soon as possible.

Morocco also remains attached to the stability of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Guinea, and Gabon, and continues to express its unwavering confidence in the ability of the national authorities and forces of these countries to take measures likely to strengthen national cohesion, and to embark on a lasting path towards peace and stability, reaffirmed the diplomat.

In addition, Morocco stresses the importance of working within the framework of a calm and inclusive dialogue to prioritize the stability of these countries, added Arrouchi.