South-South Cooperation, Irreversible Strategic Approach for Morocco

South South Cooperation Irreversible Strategic Approach for MoroccoManama – Morocco has made south-south cooperation an irreversible strategic approach, Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister Salaheddine Mezouar said on Sunday in Manama, Bahrain’s capital.

Morocco will spare no effort to remain in the vanguard of the countries which defend the just causes of South countries and continue to endeavor for their vital interests at the multilateral level, notably at the United Nations and dialogue forums between Arab countries and numerous world powers, such as the Arab-Indian cooperation, Mezouar said at the Ministerial Meeting of the Arab-India Cooperation Forum in Manama.

He stressed that India’s pioneering development model and its responsible foreign policy, which is based on respect for international legitimacy and the territorial integrity of States, makes of it a reliable partner for Arab countries.



About The Project

Funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), the project focuses on the changing dynamics and implications of South- South cooperation, in the context of South Africa's avowed commitment to this cause in its international relations. The need to understand the complexities of South-South dynamics and their implications for foreign policy is particularly urgent for South Africa, which, while working to advance South-South multilateralism, must also contend with the corresponding need to remain true to other universal values underpinning its foreign policy as well as guarantee the specific interests of its immediate environment, that is, the African continent.

Key Themes

In recent times, South-South cooperation has received renewed attention, inspired mainly by the emergence of new southern clubs such as IBSA, BRICS and CELAC. This trend reflects a growing push by developing countries to respond to current global challenges in a coherent and concerted manner.


Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aim of the project is therefore to contribute, through critical research and dialogue, towards a nuanced understanding of contemporary South-South cooperation. In particular, it seeks to appreciate the basis on which countries in the South cooperate or compete with one another, and the implication of these dynamics for South Africa's policy.


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