The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad Mr. Nasser Bourita took part, this week in Rome, in an international conference on development and migration organized at the initiative of the Italian government, under the theme “commitments and shared solutions for the Mediterranean and Africa”.

This event, organized at the initiative of the Italian government, under the theme “commitments and shared solutions for the Mediterranean and Africa”, brought together leaders of the States of the Southern Rim of the enlarged Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Gulf, as well as first-arriving European Union member states and a number of countries in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, as well as the heads of European institutions and international financial institutions.

According to the Italian Council of Ministers, this conference aims in particular to launch an international road map for the implementation of concrete measures for growth and development throughout the Mediterranean and Africa, tackling the causes roots of irregular migratory flows to defeat the criminal activities of human traffickers and to find solutions to protect the environment and meet the challenges of energy diversification and climate change.

During this International Conference on Development and Migration, chaired by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Mr. Bourita delivered a speech highlighting the fundamentals of the Royal Vision on the migration issue: “Morocco was of all debates on migration. The Sovereign’s Vision on migration is contained in the African Agenda for Migration and embodied by the creation of the African Migration Observatory.

Moral depositary of the Global Compact on safe, orderly and regular migration (Marrakech Pact), Morocco places the human being at the center of the migration equation, “a human approach is not incompatible with rational governance”.

“Morocco considers that all-security is an error of judgment. Migration cannot be regulated without support to ensure legal channels for human mobility and a resolute fight against human and migrant trafficking networks, without confusing the criminals with the victims.”

Thus, the minister expressed Morocco’s willingness to contribute to the Rome process, calling for questions about the reasons for the ineffectiveness of existing partnerships before embarking on a new initiative.

The real weakness of past partnerships is that they have not been sufficiently applied; it would be appropriate to “clearly agree on the place of our multilateral commitments, particularly our commitments in relation to the Marrakech Pact, adopted within the framework of the United Nations.

We must move away from the temptation to disproportionately place the responsibility on Africa when 80% of migratory flows take place in Africa itself. No country can play its own part alone.”

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