King’s Engagement in Favour of Africa, a Model to Emulate – Former US Official | Maghreb Arab Press

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, commended Morocco’s engagement in Africa:

Former governor of the US state of New Mexico Bill Richardson commended, on Wednesday in Rabat, the leadership of King Mohammed VI and his personal engagement in favor of Africa.

The King’s “strong personal engagement and assistance to other nations in Africa is a model others would do well to emulate,” the former US official told the press following talks with Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar.

During the talks,  the two parties discussed the latest developments on the Sahara issue along with bilateral relations and the challenges facing the region.

The unwavering commitment of the King “to progressive reforms at home on human rights, women’s empowerment and democratic practice is an inspiration in the region and elsewhere,” he said.

Richardson described the leadership of King Mohammed VI as “one of the most effective” in the region, adding that the US “clearly values his leadership and counsel.”

While recalling the longstanding ties between the US and Morocco, Richardson noted that the Kingdom has remained a “stable and progressive” friend of the US in a region facing serious challenges.

He said that Morocco has proven to be “a steadfast ally” in the fight against terrorism and the promotion of regional development…[Original Story, Subscription Required]


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