Morocco Plays Key Role in African Construction at All Levels (Senegalese Academician)

9 February 2024
Morocco Plays Key Role in African Construction at All Levels (Senegalese Academician)


Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University in New York, stated on Thursday in Marrakech that Morocco, under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, plays a pivotal role in African development at all levels.

“Morocco’s policy is firmly oriented towards African development,” emphasized the Senegalese intellectual in an interview with the MAP news agency during the 2nd Marrakech African Book Festival (February 8-11), noting that “this policy led by His Majesty King Mohammed VI is a continuation of that of the late HM Hassan II.”

“It appears to me that on an intellectual and creative level, the Marrakech African Book Festival symbolizes this approach,” he added.

Diagne further stated that Morocco is now truly fulfilling its role as a “crossroads,” being both a Mediterranean country and one with deep roots on the continent.

“This is evident in several ways, including Morocco’s substantial economic presence in numerous African countries,” he remarked, highlighting the Kingdom’s significant presence in Senegal, which includes spiritual ties and longstanding exchanges.

He also noted a “very dynamic” and forward-thinking presence, such as the notable presence of Moroccan banking and finance sectors in Senegal, underscoring Morocco’s unwavering commitment and consistent determination to contribute to Africa’s development and the new common market of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Souleymane Bachir Diagne expressed his pleasure at participating in the 2nd edition of FLAM, describing the intellectual event as “magnificent” and “unique”.

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