Moroccan-African cooperation to focus on multidimensional growth
Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema
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