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Moroccan municipalities strengthen links with their African and European peers

10 December 2018

At the Africities Summit in Marrakech (Morocco), the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Municipal Councils (AMPCC), organised its first Ceremony of the cycle “One Day, One Commitment”, on the theme of decentralised cooperation as a vector of the transition to sustainable development.

The opportunity for its President Mohamed Boudra to sign 4 memoranda of understanding with:

  • the Association of Municipalities of Burkina Fasso (AMBF), represented by its president Mr Armand Béouindé, Mayor of Ouagadougou;
  • The Association of Mayors of Congo (AMC), represented by its president Mr Christian Roger Okémba, Mayor of Brazzaville;
  • The Association of Mayors of Major Cities of Madagascar (AMGVM), Represented by its vice-president Mr Jean-Luc Désiré Djavojozara, Mayor of Diego Suarez;
  • RTES – the Network of local governments for a solidarity-based economy, represented by its president Mrs Christiane Bouchart, Vice-President of Lille Métropole.

Through these agreements, the AMPCC and its peers reinforce friendship, solidarity, capacity building, search for solutions links for the transformative action of the African territories and the creation of sustainable economic development opportunities for all.

These long-term partnerships will, in line with the objectives of Africities 8, ensure a common intelligence between national networks and identify the strategic axes of South-South, North-South and triangular cooperation.

They will reinforce the desire for regional integration and cooperation and solidarity enshrined in the Vision 2063 of the African Union.

To learn more about South-South, North-South and triangular decentralised cooperation, discover “Shaping a new generation of decentralised cooperation: for enhanced effectiveness and accountability” by Agustí Fernández de Losada Passols (PLATFORMA and CPMR, 2017).