Brazil hails Morocco’s return to African Union

Rabat, Feb 27 (IANS/MAP) Brazil has commended the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU) which, it said, is likely to strengthen dialogue and cooperation among African countries.

Morocco’s presence within the AU will contribute to strengthening dialogue and cooperation ties binding the community of African countries, said Brazil’s Foreign Ministry in a statement.

Brazil also reaffirmed its determination to continue to work with Morocco to promote the bonds of friendship between the two countries.

Morocco joined the AU in January after a 33-year gap. The country left the AU’s predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity, in 1984 after the body recognised the independence of Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara.

–IANS

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