Emmanuel Macron’s Recent Media Interview Highlights Morocco As A Rising Power In West Africa
Paris, March 9 (TNA) Morocco's position as a rising power in West Africa has been gaining attention in recent years. In an interview with a Paris Match, on 1 March 2023, the French President Emmanuel Macron noted that Morocco's influence is expanding beyond its borders and is becoming a key player in the region.
One of the key factors contributing to Morocco's rise is its position on the Moroccan Sahara issue. Several countries in the region have rallied to Morocco's position on the Moroccan Sahara, which has strengthened the country's position and increased its influence in the region.
Additionally, Morocco's proficiency in French and its high level of socio-economic, managerial, and professional development have enabled the country to conquer important markets in the region, underlined Macron in his interview. This has given Morocco a competitive edge and has contributed to its economic growth, he added.
President Macron also noted that France should prioritize its partnership with Morocco, as the country is a natural ally in the fight against terrorism and the rising influence of Iran in the Middle East. The two countries share fundamental interests and can work together to promote regional stability and prosperity, he stated.
Morocco's potential as a strategic partner in West Africa is significant, given its development level, political influence, and geographical advantage. The Kingdom is well-positioned to help promote stability and prosperity in the region, which will benefit both the region and its partners. Morocco's rise as a key player in West Africa is a significant development that should not be overlooked, recognized Macron.
With its strong economic growth, increasing political influence, and strategic location, the country is poised to become a leading force in the region. “France should prioritize Morocco, a francophile country, as it is its natural partner in the region, an ally in the fight against jihadism and even against the rising influence of Shiite Iran in the Middle East”, he underlined. As such, Morocco represents a valuable strategic partner for countries looking to expand their influence in West Africa.