Youssef El-Amrani, Morocco’s ambassador to South Africa, said: “Relations between the countries of the North and the South require the need to show a spirit of shared responsibility and share the same values,” stressing that “pluralism in the Atlantic moves at two speeds; This goes against the logic of multilateralism.
Al-Omrani added in his opening remarks at a session of the Atlantic Dialogue Forum, organized under the auspices of the King and initiated by the Political Center of the New South, that “the new reality requires changing the old narrative, building strong African economies that attract the attention of the North.”
And the Moroccan ambassador added: “North-south relations should be framed in a conceptual trilogy: leadership, commitment and vision; This leads to a shared ambition, but interaction between the two coasts requires a stable climate in the region.
In this regard, the spokesman stated that “South-South cooperation is primarily driven by commercial considerations; Because our European partners are ultimately looking at the size of your economy in terms of the number of jobs, the rate of growth and what the labor market is like.”
In a session titled “Two-Speed Multilateralism in the Broad Atlantic,” the Moroccan Ambassador to South Africa added that “current conditions call for a rethinking of global engagement, which should be based on interdependence, not power and strength.”
The Moroccan diplomat concluded that “the world order is based on achieving international peace in accordance with permanent agreements; That requires the search for common ground for mutual understanding and balance by strengthening the mechanisms of diplomacy aimed at building bridges of communication and mutual understanding between human civilizations.
For his part, Vincenzo Amendola, a member of the Italian Parliament, said: “The world has spent a decade in a fruitless debate about strategic management; However, the current reality does not correspond to these theoretical ideas, as we suffer from great instability at the level of international organizations.
Amendola continued: “The world is suffering from crises at the level of climate, food and climate change, which affect all peoples and continents without exception; Which calls for the importance of connecting reality with political theorizing, pointing to “the existence of vast opportunities for North-South cooperation in many areas of the economy” to conclude that “multilateralism is necessary to preserve international coexistence and enhance economic security.” from a liberal point of view.