September 1, 2013
On August 30, in his address to Moroccan ambassadors, HM King Mohammed VI stressed the fact that to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the 21st century, Morocco needs a foreign policy that uses tools and approaches to match a changing global landscape of engagement. In his address, King Mohammed VI laid down Morocco’s new roadmap of a foreign policy strategy that will continue to reinforce the domestic foundations of Morocco leadership in the region while consolidating its relations with countries around the globe with whom Morocco share values of democracy, stability, and economic prosperity.
In his message, King Mohammed provided strategic guidance and direction to his ambassadors’ actions and initiatives in foreign policy. Morocco must adapt with new ideas, tools and innovations if it is going to meet the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Morocco must remain committed to playing a leadership role in the region and especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. While a deep and painful economic downturn followed by a slow recovery Morocco has succeeded to attract international investments in different fields and especially in tourism and renewable energies. Therefore, Morocco has been able to promote a positive, hopeful, and optimistic vision in a region that is marked by continuous turmoil and political instability. Morocco is looking forward, in collaboration with the international community, to achieve peace and prosperity, democracy and free markets, and the will to tackle pressing international problems. Over the last two years, Morocco was among the first countries to dispatch humanitarian and medical aid to a large number of refugees and victims of civil wars and natural disasters.
King Mohammed VI, during his recent tour of the Gulf countries, visited a refugee camp in Jordan “Zaatari” to meet personally hundreds of Syrian refugees wo fled the troubling zone seeking security, medical and humanitarian assistance. This royal initiative reflects the Moroccan essential values of solidarity and compassion.
So in his address to the Moroccan ambassadors, King Mohammed VI formulated a number of principles and goals that constitute a new roadmap for Moroccan diplomacy. Principles that aim to practice greater collaboration with friendly nations in Africa, Europe, America and Asia. It is vital for Morocco to continue developing a framework that guides how it deals with competing challenge to rebuild and reinforce the foundations of peace, security, and prosperity. It did so before, and can do so again. The King reiterated that his ambassadors should:
In fact this royal new roadmap for Moroccan diplomacy aims to provide a grand strategy that will promote along with the world community, a world environment that will permit countries around the globe to pursue peace and prosperity. In an intense and insecure climate, Morocco needs a more agile grand diplomatic strategy that will continue to allow Morocco to work collaboratively toward international common goals.
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