The challenges we face are international in nature and do not distinguish between borders. In this situation, the Moroccan administration does not want to be left behind. Speaking at the 111th session of the Economic and Social Council at ministerial level, Morocco's ambassador to Egypt and permanent representative to the League of Arab States, Ahmed Tazi, stressed the need to accelerate the pace of economic and trade integration projects and work towards a convergence between the legislative and technical systems, in order to achieve higher levels of integration among Arab economies.
The Alawi diplomat praised the spirit of cooperation shown by the Arab League during the last session chaired by the Kingdom, recounting the hope that the current meeting will lead to decisions that contribute to strengthening cooperation and integration of Arab regions in all economic aspects, social and development fields. The council also discusses ways to activate the Greater Arab Free Trade Area, the evolution of the customs union, the draft statute of the Arab Coordination Mechanism for Disaster Risk Reduction, investments in Arab countries, in addition to the challenges of Arab food security in the wake of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
Despite initial expectations of a gradual recovery of the global economy by 2023, he stressed that the aftermath of the resulting sharp increases in food and energy prices have supported the rise of inflation rates to unprecedented levels, with continued disruptions in supply chains, thus exacerbating the economic and social challenges facing Arab countries. During the Council session, the importance of the Arab world's preparedness to address all issues, including the conflict in Palestine, was unanimously clarified by all members of the House.
The fight against terrorism remains the region's major problem. Local fragilities and tensions in the Middle East and Africa still represent a global threat that has not diminished. After years where both sides have suffered losses, terrorist groups such as Daesh have maintained their ability to continue to operate in several regions and expand into the Sahel region of West Africa. To foster good coordination between the two sides, both Egypt and Morocco are taking the necessary steps to create and launch various political consultation mechanisms. Through this, the two sides could consolidate good economic cooperation in any field.
In addition, the Moroccan-Egyptian Business Council will be launched, which will seek to boost business between the two territories. To foster good coordination between the two sides, both Egypt and Morocco are preparing to create and launch a number of political consultation mechanisms. This would allow the two sides to consolidate good economic cooperation in any field. However, this visit has confirmed that there is a good understanding between the two North African countries. Thanks to the new agreements, Cairo has once again reaffirmed its support for Rabat on the issue of sovereignty over Western Sahara.
The Egyptian position was stated in a communiqué issued by the two Foreign Ministers of the two countries. Issues related to the Libyan crisis, the situation in Africa and the outlook for the Euro-Mediterranean area were also discussed. The meeting also promised to continue the joint search for solutions on issues related to the Palestinians, Libya and the fight against terrorism.