The terrorist threat in Africa is becoming more aggressive, with the appearance of new groups which adapt to national and regional responses, to better target chaos and profit, underlined, Saturday in Malabo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, of African cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad, Nasser Bourita. Representing HM King Mohammed VI at the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) on the fight against terrorism and unconstitutional changes of government in Africa, the head of Moroccan diplomacy noted that the ecosystem of terrorism is declining, towards a “asserted nexus” between “terrorism, separatism and criminality”.
Representing His Majesty King Mohammed VI at the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) on the fight against terrorism and unconstitutional changes of government in Africa, the head of Moroccan diplomacy, Nasser Bourita, brought attention on Saturday in Malabo, on the current evolution of the ecosystem of terrorism. The official said that this ecosystem extends towards an “asserted link” between “terrorism, separatism and criminality”. Indicating that the 85 Member States of the “Global Coalition to defeat Daesh”, meeting in Marrakech on May 11, took note of these changes, that the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security, held in 2016, under the Presidency of Macky Sall, had anticipated, Mr. Bourita affirmed that faced with this mutant threat, “our collective strength has never been so much a function of our individual vulnerabilities”.
Furthermore, the Minister pointed out that dwelling once again on this theme of terrorism and unconstitutional changes in governments reflects a concern that is doubly relevant. “Relevant in view of the challenging situation that Africa is going through, marked by a succession, even a concomitance, of crises, security in this case, which leave no respite”, he explains. Relevant, too, in that it translated a lucid look at the evolution of the terrorist phenomenon in Africa, and in particular the ability it acquires to take on the colors of all the evils on which it feeds: instability, insecurity , precariousness and separatism, he notes. Also speaking during the work of the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) on humanitarian issues, at which he represents HM King Mohammed VI, Mr. Bourita highlighted the active solidarity of HM King Mohammed VI in the African continent. and which constitutes the basis of conduct which structures the humanitarian commitment of the Kingdom. The head of Moroccan diplomacy, at first glance, said he was satisfied with Morocco’s participation in this event “whose relevance he underlines”, adding that the Kingdom’s commitment is, in fact, commensurate with ” challenges” and at the height of “humanitarian aspirations in Africa”. “The active solidarity of HM King Mohammed VI is the bedrock of conduct structuring Morocco’s humanitarian commitment. A commitment to solidarity, but also pragmatic. A commitment based on an approach integrating the multiple security, humanitarian and ecological challenges facing Africa. A commitment always centered on the human, never on hidden agendas”, put forward the Moroccan minister.
Even in times of pandemic, he underlined, His Majesty the King was kind enough to launch the African Heads of State Initiative to support the continent’s efforts in the various phases of pandemic management, with the dispatch of punctual medical aid to around twenty brotherly African countries. In this sense, the Minister referred to the words addressed by HM King Mohammed VI to the 1st World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul on May 23, 2016, affirming that “to face the sufferings and tragedies, it is important to sum up today ‘hui “hui on all that is pragmatic, by adopting a rational approach and by identifying proactive and forward-looking proposals, suitable for developing humanitarian action, away from any political instrumentalisation”. “We are also facing an emergency,” he said, sounding the alarm and pertinently that the humanitarian situation “concentrates all the ills of Africa by making them a priority.”
On the sidelines of the two extraordinary AU Summits: intense activities of Mr. Bourita in Malabo
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, had a series of talks with his African counterparts in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on Friday. Thus, Mr. Bourita met with the Foreign Ministers of Guinea-Bissau, Rwanda, Chad, Sao Tome and Principe, Mauritania, Liberia, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Gambia, Malawi and Togo. He also had talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Congo and with the head of Cameroonian diplomacy. Mr. Bourita also held a bilateral meeting with the Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Younes AlManfi. These talks focused on bilateral relations and ways to achieve them in all areas.