Monday, 27 February 2017
King Mohamed VI appears to be on bold paths on revolutionizing how Africans may think and Africa's integration. Morocco was recently readmitted into the African Union on January 30, 2017 after 32 years of absence.
In rapid order, the Kingdom of Morocco is ready to change its status from Observer to full membership in the Economic Community of West African States. The country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation made the announcement on February 25, 2017, and indicated the request is in line with provisions of ECOWAS founding treaty and in full satisfaction of its membership criteria.
Accordingly, Morocco, a North African nation, informed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, who is the current chair of ECOWAS of "its interest to join the regional grouping as a full member" the official statement said. It explained the development is "to crown the strong political, human, historical, religious and economic ties at all levels with ECOWAS member countries."
The statement said these visits (to Member States) were crowned by the signing of several hundred agreements, which gave a "strong" impetus to bilateral cooperation with the 15 member countries of the regional bloc.