Rabat – The Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security of the African Union (AU) Bankolé Adeoye commended, Tuesday in Rabat, Morocco’s “unwavering” commitment to democracy promotion.
Adeoye stressed in a speech at the start of the second training cycle for African election observers, which he co-chairs with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita, that “the Kingdom has shown a resourceful leadership to support democratic elections on our continent,” noting that the African continent has made “steady progress” in promoting democracy.
Adeoye also praised the Kingdom of Morocco for its leadership and assistance in the Political Affairs, Peace, and Security Department of the AU.
Democracy is the best solution to all of these issues, he argued, whether they be political, social, or economic ones.
All facets of African society, including women, youth, civil society, and others, must collaborate for the continent’s development in order to accomplish this democratic solution, he asserted.
Additionally, all human rights, especially the right to peace, must be respected, he continued.
Adeoye urged for sustained investment in training programs like this, saying that the second cycle is intended to improve democracy in Africa by educating impartial and skilled election observers who are committed to promoting free and democratic elections.
The second training cycle for African election observers will be held in the Kingdom of Morocco from May 23 to May 26. This is a crucial step in strengthening the collaboration between Morocco and the African Union in the area of aiding democratic administration in Africa.
MFA Nasser Bourita co-chaired, today in Rabat, with the AU Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Mr. Bankole Adeoye, the opening ceremony of the 2nd specialized training cycle for AU electoral observers, taking place this May 23-26.@Bankole_Adeoye pic.twitter.com/olU2JQGvj1
— Moroccan Diplomacy 🇲🇦 (@Marocdiplo_EN) May 23, 2023
After the success of its initial iteration, this second cycle is particularly notable for an increase of beneficiaries, from 32 to 61, comprising 41 observers from the five regions of the continent, to which 10 young Moroccan observers will be added.