Morocco ‘Well-Positioned’ in Debate on Sustainable Development in Africa: Atlantic Council

Washington – Morocco is well-positioned in the debate on the different sustainable development challenges in Africa, wrote an analysis by US think tank Atlantic Council.“Morocco is especially well-positioned to serve as a hub for such an examination,” said the analysis presented on Monday in Washington and entitled: “Addressing the Food, Water, and Energy Nexus: Transatlantic Perspectives and Africa’s Great Chance.”As the preamble of the country’s Constitution reads, Morocco is “forged by the convergence of its Arab-Islamic, Amazigh, and Saharan Hassani roots and nourished by its African, Andalusian, Hebrew, and Mediterranean components,” it said.Morocco’s diverse heritage, its commercial and scientific strengths, and rich natural endowment, especially when combined with the country’s political stability and reformist national agenda and its unique geographic position on the shores of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, make the country a natural partner for such an endeavor, it added. The report was presented mainly by Peter Engelke from the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Constance Berry Newman, former United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Robert Thompson, former Assistant Secretary for Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as Peter Pham, Director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council.

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