Moroc­can-African co­op­er­a­tion to focus on mul­ti­di­men­sional growth

Mo­hammed VI Foun­da­tion for African Ulema

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

ZUBAIR QURESHI ISLAMABAD—On the oc­ca­sion of the in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony of the Higher Coun­cil of the Mo­hammed VI Foun­da­tion for African Ulema King Mo­hammed VI un­der­lined that his ini­tia­tive of cre­at­ing such in­sti­tu­tion “has noth­ing to do with tran­sient cir­cum­stances or nar­row, pass­ing in­ter­ests”.

It is rather in line with an “in­te­grated pol­icy to pro­mote con­struc­tive co­op­er­a­tion and re­spond to the re­quests from a num­ber of sis­ter African na­tions in the re­li­gious do­main.”con­sid­ers “The Mo­hammed VI Foun­da­tion for African Ulema as an in­sti­tu­tion for co­op­er­a­tion, for the ex­change of ex­pe­ri­ences and for the Ulema to make con­certed ef- forts to ful­fil their duty and a spot­light on the true im­age of the Is­lamic faith as well as on its open-minded val­ues, which are based on mod­er­a­tion, tol­er­ance and co­ex­is­tence. The aim is to make sure that those val­ues help us pro­mote se­cu­rity, sta­bil­ity and de­vel­op­ment in Africa.”

But on Tues­day, he con­firmed that Kerry had met with 10 of the memo’s au­thors. Kerry was mostly in “lis­ten­ing mode,” Kirby said, but there was an ex­change of views.

“I be­lieve the sec­re­tary came away feel­ing that it was a good dis­cus­sion and that it was worth hav­ing,” Kirby said. “He ap­pre­ci­ated their views and — just as crit­i­cally — their firm be­lief in the op­por­tu­nity that they have to ex­press those views. “And so, they had a good 30-minute or more con­ver­sa­tion.” The US mil­i­tary is en­gaged in Syria, but US air strike plan­ners and US-backed mili­tia fight­ers are con­cen­trat­ing their fire on the vi­o­lent ex­trem­ist IS group.—Agen­cies

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