MOROCCO, CENTRAL PILLAR OF A FUTURE EU-AFRICA-MEDITERRANEAN PARTNERSHIP

Par ediallo - 13 September, 2021 - 13:01

In one of its reports, the Moroccan think tank Policy Center for the New South calls for a new Euro-Mediterranean-African partnership in which Morocco would play a central role in the Atlantic corridor. Explanations.

Thanks to its positioning and its various economic assets, Morocco should play a central role in a future EU-Africa-Mediterranean partnership, reports Aujourd'hui le Maroc which, in its September 13 edition, refers to the report entitled.

"The Atlantic Corridor within an EU-Africa-Mediterranean Partnership" by Policy Center for the New South. Indeed, the authors, Tayeb Ghazi, economist, and Fathallah Oualalou, former Minister of Economy and Finance, call for a new Euro-Mediterranean-African partnership.

"The renewal of the Euro-Mediterranean-Africa partnership should be based on a logic of co-development and co-production, because the issues of youth and civil society, employment, integration and economic transformation, are of equal concern to both," they explain. For them, Morocco would play a central role in the Atlantic corridor within this new pact.

In this sense, these experts highlight the positioning undertaken by the country "through its considerable efforts in the simultaneous development of transport infrastructure and the industrial base of Morocco," citing in particular the global logistics hub Tangier Med which has a key role in trade.

In their argument, they also explain that "with the installation of industrialists along this new component of the railway system (Al Boraq Line), Morocco has already begun to impose itself as a vector of land transport of an industrial chain Africa-Europe.

For the two authors, two promising projects will follow this momentum. The first, the Tangier-Lagouira high-speed rail link, will provide a high-speed commercial transport corridor between the shores of the western Mediterranean and the West African border. The second: the port of Dakhla Atlantic, will provide a corridor focused on transport infrastructure and industrial base.

Fayçal Ismaili