03/16/2015 (press release: media1press) // Morocco
The annual session of Crans Montana Forum held from 12 to 14 March 2015 in the southern city of Dakhla under the Patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI on the theme of ”Africa, regional cooperation and South-South cooperation” wrapped up, Saturday night, with an award ceremony that paid tribute to international figures from different backgrounds.
The 2015 Foundation Award was awarded to former President of the Republic of Estonia (2001-2006), Arnold Ruutel, former Spanish Prime Minister (2004-2011), José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Philippe Douste Blazy, former French Minister of Ecology and Sustainable Development (2007-2010), Jean Luis Borloo and President of the Economic, social and Environmental Council of Senegal, Aminata Tall.
The strong participation at the annual session of Crans Montana Forum underlines that Morocco “is a valued and respected country,” Founding President of the forum Jean Paul Carleton said Saturday night in the southern city of Dakhla.
The participation of 800 people representing 112 countries “shows that Morocco is a respected and appreciated country throughout the world”, he told the press after the closing ceremony of the forum.
He added that the perfect organization of Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla “underscores that all the future belongs to Morocco”.
Within the framework of the Crans Montana Forum on Africa and South-South Cooperation , the Club of Atlantic Africa held, Friday in the southern city of Dakhla, its founding session.
The first Plenary Session of the Club of Atlantic Africa, an initiative of the Crans Montana Forum which has been tirelessly working for more than three decades for the Global integration of the African Continent, will take place in Brussels (Belgium) on June 13, 2015, on the occasion of the 26th annual session of the Crans Montana Forum.
The Club aims to bring together, within an exclusive international community, the key decision makers from business and political circles.
The Club is dedicated to the development and the cooperation of the African States bordering the Atlantic into an interactive platform open to all Africa’s relevant interlocutors and the rest of the world.
The African States bordering the Atlantic represent 46 percent of the African population, generate 55 percent of the African GDP and realize 57 percent of the continental trade.
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