African Ambassadors Roundtable on Regional Solutions to Challenges in Africa .
On Friday, February 28, 2014, Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal organized a discussion at The National Press Club, Washington DC, under the title: "African Ambassadors Roundtable on Regional Solutions to Challenges in Africa".
The objective of this event was to open a discussion on different issues pertaining to the need of African countries to increasingly look to each other to develop regional solutions to national and regional challenges. Such enhanced cooperation offers important opportunities to promote peace, progress, and stability across Africa. .
The participants had the opportunity to raise the issues of ongoing political, economic, and security challenges in Africa and how African countries are working together to confront them.
The debate focused on the example offered by Morocco's actual engagement and achievements in favor of a new partnership based on South-South cooperation, that offers a model of the way African countries are and should be cooperating to help themselves to each other achieve sustainable development.
A particular attention was given to the current trip of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI to four African countries (Mali, Côte d'Ivoire and Gabon) and especially to the numerous bilateral agreements signed and projects launched on this occasion in these countries.
The discussion was led by:
- H.E. Ambassador Michael Moussa-Adamo, Ambassador of the Gabonese Republic to the US.
- H.E. Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the US.
- Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center.
- Moderated By: Joe K. Grieboski, Chairman of the Institute on Religion and public Policy.