The Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union (AU), Bankolé Adeoye, commended Tuesday in Rabat, Morocco’s “unwavering” commitment to promoting democracy.
Intervening at the opening of the second training cycle for African election observers, which Adeoye co-chairs with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita the commissioner said that “the Kingdom has always demonstrated strong leadership in support of democratic elections in Africa,” noting Africa has achieved steady progress in promoting democracy.
Adeoye also commended Morocco’s leadership and support to the African Union’s (AU) Political Affairs, Peace, and Security (PAPS) Department.
The Commissioner added that democracy is “the best solution to face the different problems” encountered, whether political, social, or economic.
In a similar context, Adeoye noted that this democratic solution can only be achieved if all the components of African society, namely women, youth, and civil society, work together towards the development of Africa, assuring that all Africans play a role in building “the Africa that we want.”
Adeoye stressed that developing Africa also requires respecting all human rights, including the right to peace, adding that the second cycle aims to further strengthen democracy in Africa, through training competent and impartial election observers and investing in such training initiatives.
Morocco hosts between May 23 and 26 the second round of training for African election observers, an essential step in strengthening the Morocco-African Union (AU) partnership in support of political governance in Africa.
Following a successful first edition, the second cycle is marked by a larger number of beneficiaries, which increased from 32 to 61, with 41 observers from the five regions of the continent, including 10 young Moroccan observers.