Ambassador Mohamed Arrouchi, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the AU and UNECA, took part in a PSC meeting devoted to the examination of the report on the organization and conduct of elections in Africa at the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU).
At the meeting, Mr. Arrouchi stressed the importance of ensuring free, fair, peaceful, democratic, and credible elections on the African continent in order to preserve the democratic gains of the last three decades in Africa.
To this end, the ambassador proposed to support measures to consolidate democratic practices in Africa and to take action for participatory, transparent, and open elections in order to ensure electoral democracy on the continent, in line with the strategic objectives outlined in Agenda 2063.
Mr. Arrouchi also stressed that among the key actions to be carried out in this framework is the observation of elections and the preservation of the legitimacy and credibility of the electoral process. In this sense, he referred to the 1st specialized training workshop for AU short-term election observers co-organized last June in Rabat with the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS).
This training, organized for the first time in accordance with the High Directions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, aims at strengthening the capacities of AU commissions in the field of electoral democracy.