Morocco was elected in Addis Ababa to chair the Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources of the African Union.
The Minister of State for the Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy in charge of Foreign Trade, Mrs. Roukia Darham, was appointed by the Moroccan Presidency of the Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Union.
“On behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, I am very pleased to be among you today in this body of the African Union to participate as President, in the work of the Second Ordinary Meeting of the Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources.”
She stressed that the importance of the topics discussed in this meeting, as well as the quality of the recommendations presented, show the interest and commitment of the countries of the continent to lay the foundations for socio-economic development to serve the African citizens.
She pointed out that Morocco’s return to its African institutional family stems from its commitment and desire to contribute to the socio-economic development of our continent. “In this regard, we recall that the African orientation of Morocco has always been throughout its history.”
“Our participation in this second meeting of the Committee and other bodies of the African Union reflects the Kingdom’s involvement and commitment to the strategies and actions of the African Organization,” she added.
The Chairperson of the Technical Committee stressed that the importance of the topics included in the agenda of the second session of the Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources encourages us to maintain and strengthen our collective mobilization in the service of the well-being of the African citizen within the overall agenda, namely the Africa Agenda 2063, UN Sustainable Development 2030.
“As of today, during my entire presidency, I will continue to communicate with you, as Chair of the Technical Committee on Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources,” she said, adding that Morocco’s positions would be expressed specifically by the Moroccan delegation.
The Moroccan delegation, headed by Ambassador Mohamed Aroushi, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa, is composed of representatives from various ministries.