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Moroccan Foreign Minister participates in AU executive council meeting

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, attended the 44th ordinary session of the Executive Council of the African Union on February 15, in Addis Ababa.

Nasser Bourita 

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, attended the 44th ordinary session of the Executive Council of the African Union on February 15, in Addis Ababa.

Accompanying Mr. Bourita in the Moroccan delegation were Ambassador Mohamed Arrouchi, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the AU and UNECA, Ambassador Mohamed Methqal, Director General of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation, and Hassan Boukili, Director of Greater Maghreb, AMU, and AU Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates.

During this session, the foreign ministers of the 54 AU member countries reviewed the report of the 47th ordinary session of the Permanent Representatives Committee and the annual report on the activities of the Union, its bodies, and designated leaders.

Additionally, they considered reports on the implementation of the 2023 theme "Accelerating the implementation of the AfCFTA" and the roadmap for the 2024 theme “Educate an African fit for the 21st Century: Building resilient education systems for increased access to inclusive, lifelong, quality, and relevant learning in Africa”.

The agenda also included discussions on the operationalization of the AU Peace Fund, the report of the Council of Ministers of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and the situation of the Pan-African Parliament.

Furthermore, the Executive Council addressed the election of ten members of the African Union's Peace and Security Council, as well as the election and appointment of ten members of the African Space Council, its Chairman, and Vice-Chairman.

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