Morocco has obtained observer member status in the Andean Community of Nations (ACN), and this at the 20th meeting of the Andean Presidential Council held this Wednesday in Bogotá, announces the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad.
This status granted to the Kingdom, as the first Arab and African country, consolidates its position as a privileged interlocutor in the Latin American region and confirms its positioning as a credible partner, in an international context marked by economic interdependence and cultural interaction, the same source said in a statement.
This membership will enhance the process of rapprochement between Morocco and the Latin American countries, and this as part of the strengthening of the policy of openness advocated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, recalling that our country enjoys the status of member observer in nine regional organizations: four of a parliamentary nature (Parlacen, Foprel, Parlandino, Parlatino), four of a political nature (SICA, OAS, SEGIB, AEC) and the predominantly economic Alliance of the Pacific, notes the document.
The attachment of Morocco to this Andean group which finds its roots in the common historical and cultural heritage as well as linguistic influence, also constitutes recognition of the reforms undertaken by the Sovereign for the construction of a modern and democratic Morocco, says the same source.
The Andean Community of Nations (ACN), founded in 1997, is a regional group which counts as member countries Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador) representing approximately 23% of the surface and the population of the subcontinent Latin American.