Moroccan men in traditional costumes ride horses during a Fantasia horse show in Rabat, Morocco, on May 12, 2018. (Xinhua/Aissa)
ADDIS ABABA, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Morocco has vowed its commitment to supporting the African Union (AU) as the pan-African bloc pushes for the implementation of the continental agenda.
After its three-decade withdrawal from the pan-African bloc, Morocco rejoined AU in January last year during the 28th AU summit, whereby King Mohammed VI said Morocco has forged stronger ties with many African countries.
And as part of his regular interactions with the governments of member states, Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Friday concluded a two-day visit to Morocco, according to an AU statement on Saturday.
During the visit on June 7 and 8, the chairperson met King Mohammed VI and other senior officials and discussed issues related to Africa's development initiatives, peace and security as well as the global decline of multilateralism.
The Moroccan officials have reaffirmed determination to support the AU Commission in implementing the Agenda 2063, a blue print towards a prosperous, united and peaceful Africa, said the statement.
King Mohammed VI has also reiterated Morocco's full support to the AU reform process and the realization of the union's financial autonomy, it said.
During the discussion, the two sides also underlined the need to strengthen coordination at the continental level to address terrorism in Africa.
They agreed that a follow-up mission of the AU Commission would be dispatched at a later date to deepen discussions with Morocco on integration and socio-economic development, said the statement.