Moroccan Sahara: The dazzling successes of Moroccan diplomacy under the leadership of Nasser Bourita

During the World Coalition Ministerial Conference against Daesh, held on 11 May 2022 in Marrakech, it was a genuine diplomatic ballet in support of the Moroccan Autonomy Plan. The Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, had about thirty meetings with ministers from several foreign countries and partners from the Kingdom of Morocco. Which means Moroccan diplomacy is on its way. According to a political scientist and academic, Marrakech has been a great success. Without a doubt to mark a white stone for Moroccan diplomacy: a Jackpot! It is the correct term for a winning combination. In this case, the game is played by another register: that of a foreign policy that reappears and reaps results ”.

Today, the name Nasser Bourita is known all over the world. He is the leader of Moroccan diplomacy. In other words, Nasser Bourita is the Moroccan foreign minister, African cooperation and Moroccans living abroad. Thanks to the leadership of this experienced and very respectful diplomat, Moroccan diplomacy is mentioned as an example. He takes every opportunity to convince the partners of the Kingdom of Morocco on the issue of the Sahara.

During the World Coalition’s International Ministerial Conference against Daesh, held on 11 May in Marrakech, Minister Nasser Bourita gave about thirty audiences in the framework of bilateral relations. Among the personalities met were several foreign ministers and ministers of international cooperation. In addition to strengthening cooperation with its friendly and fraternal countries, emphasis was placed on the Moroccan Sahara. As expected, all these countries reaffirmed their support for the Kingdom of Morocco on this issue.

This is one of the consequences of holding this meeting of the World Coalition against Daesh in Marrakech, the first meeting in Africa. It is well known that the coalition had held eight ministerial meetings outside Africa. These are Paris in 2015, Rome in 2016, New York in 2017, Brussels in 2018, Washington in 2019. And most likely in June 2020 and March 2021 due to the health crisis with the Covid-19 pandemic and June 28, 2021 in Rome.

The Marrakech Conference was a complete success along the entire line with 79 participating countries, including 19 African countries, 8 Asian countries and 9 Arab countries. Not to mention international organizations such as the European Union, the Arab League, the International Organization of the Judicial Police, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Group of Sahel-Saharan States.

They were 47 Ministers, including 38 Ministers responsible for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, present at this meeting with more than 400 participants.

According to a political scientist and academic, the Marrakech Conference in an opinion piece was one “success” both for Moroccan diplomacy and for the coalition. He states that this meeting embodied one “another success” the Kingdom as regards the national question. This question he will specify, “was not formally on the agenda of this meeting, but it could not be ignored due to the persistent artificial conflict maintained by the Eastern Neighborhood, which hosts, finances and arms the movement separatist. The link with the fight against terrorism and its many activities in the region and the continent are structural ”. Before you add: “The conference experienced an absence, a great absence even: Algeria. The next day, the Foreign Ministry of this neighboring country issued a press release with strong defiance, anger and ill-tempered rage, in which it condemned” Morocco’s diversion of the subject of the World Coalition International Conference against Daesh to make it an event dedicated to the issue of the Sahara ”.

According to political scientist and academic, “Algeria is paying the price for its isolation and locking itself in more and more. She is no longer audible. It does not accept Morocco’s capitalization of a brilliant, credible diplomacy that carries and embodies the continent’s great causes – the fight against the terrorist threat, but also other great causes. “.

The success of Moroccan diplomacy is due to Minister Nasser Bourita. This proves that King Mohammed VI was not mistaken in entrusting him with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African Cooperation, Moroccans living abroad.

Who is Nasser Bourita?

Born in 1969 in Taounate, Nasser Bourita graduated from the Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences in Rabat, where he obtained a law degree in 1991, then a Certificate of Higher Studies in International Relations in 1993 and a diploma in graduate studies in international law in 1995. .

A career diplomat, Mr. Nasser Bourita, has climbed all the diplomatic ladders. After several years in the central service in Rabat, he served at the Moroccan embassies in Vienna and Brussels. He developed in positions of responsibility within the ministry: from head of the UN’s main body department to head of the UN department (2003-2006), then director of the UN and international organizations (2006-2009). Sir. Bourita was subsequently, successively, Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State, then Ambassador, Director-General for Multilateral Relations and Global Cooperation. In 2011, he was appointed Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, a responsibility he assumed until his appointment, on 6 February 2016, by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. . And for several years, Nasser Bourita has held the post of foreign minister, African cooperation and Moroccans living abroad.

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Source: Today-Mali

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