King Mohammed VI affirmed, in a speech to the nation on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the Green March, that Morocco, as a stable and credible country, is well aware of the challenges facing African countries in general and Atlantic countries in particular.
The King stated, “The African Atlantic coast suffers from tangible deficiencies in infrastructure and investment, despite its human qualifications and natural resources. From this perspective, we work with our African brothers and all our partners to find practical and effective solutions within the framework of international cooperation.”
In this context, the strategic project of the Morocco-Nigeria gas pipeline falls within the regional integration and common economic takeoff and promotes the development dynamics along the Atlantic coast. Additionally, it will serve as a secure energy source for European countries. It is the same approach that led Morocco to launch an institutional framework to bring together the 23 Atlantic African countries with the aim of strengthening common security, stability, and prosperity.”
The King’s speech also considered that the problems and difficulties faced by countries in the Sahel region cannot be resolved through security and military dimensions alone. He proposed launching an international initiative to enable Sahel countries to access the Atlantic Ocean.
“The success of this initiative remains dependent on upgrading the infrastructure of Sahel countries and connecting them to the regional transport and communication networks. Morocco is ready to offer its road, port, and railway infrastructure to these brotherly countries, believing that this initiative will be a fundamental transformation in their economies and the entire region,” King Mohammed VI affirmed.