India-Africa Summit: Morocco Calls for Close Cooperation Between India and Africa

New Delhi – Morocco called, Tuesday in New Delhi, upon participants in the third summit of India-Africa forum 2015 to join hands and work together to undertake integrated and inclusive cooperation actions for economic development and sustainable human development.“It is up to us to pool efforts and undertake integrated and inclusive cooperation actions for economic development and sustainable human development, as underlined by HM King Mohammed VI’s speech during his visit to Côte d’Ivoire in 2014,” said Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar in a speech at the foreign affairs ministers’ meeting of the Summit of India-Africa forum 2015.Mezouar said that the development taking place in Africa and in the Indian subcontinent offers an opportunity “we should seize especially in a global economic context marked by a slowdown in developed countries’ growth.” Mezouar recalled the political, security, economic and environmental challenges facing India and Africa.“Our projects and decisions will continue to echo in case States’ peace, security and stability remain precarious and suffer from the devastating impact of armed movements, terrorist groups and all kinds of trafficking which hamper all efforts to establish democracy and undermine all initiatives of sustainable human development,” he said.Loyal to its pan-African historical legacy, the Kingdom of Morocco put Africa at the heart of its concerns and strategic choices by developing a voluntary-based south-south cooperation, which is innovative, mutually beneficial and solidarity-based, said the minister.With MAP

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