Press Meeting held to celebrate Africa Day: Moroccan Ambassador

WVR - On May 15, in Tay Ho District, Hanoi, a press meeting was held at the Moroccan Residence to celebrate Africa Day (May 25, 2024).
Media conference held to celebrate Africa Day
At the press meeting held to celebrate Africa Day. (Photo: Trung Hieu)

The meeting covered the significance of Africa Day and the relations between Africa and Vietnam.

Mr. Jamale Chouaibi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Vietnam and Dean of the African Group of Ambassadors, chaired the press meeting.

The event included participation from other African Ambassadors and representatives of the media in Hanoi.

Ambassador Jamale Chouaibi said that Africa Day, observed on May 25 yearly around the world, is a momentous occasion to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, which was established on May 25, 1963, as the precursor to the African Union (AU).

This year, on May 24, the celebration of Africa Day 2024 will take place at the Government Guesthouse (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) with the theme "Energy Security-Health Security-Food Security." Accordingly, the official ceremony will be attended by leaders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, and representatives from the Embassies of eight African countries: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa.

This day provides an opportunity to celebrate the socio-economic achievements of the continent and to showcase the diverse and rich cultures, as well as the opportunities that the continent has to offer.

Press Meeting held to celebrate Africa Day: Moroccan Ambassador
Press Meeting held to celebrate Africa Day: Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc and Ambassadors of African countries pose for a commemorative photo at the celebration of Africa Day 2023. (Photo: MOFA)

Today, Africa stands out as the land of opportunities with great potential for economic growth and development. It is also the land of promise and diversity, the Moroccan Ambassador emphasized.

Africa’s economic potential is undeniable. The continent is expected to maintain an annual average growth rate of above 4.3%. Annual growth of investment in Africa has reached 11%, and manufacturing industries are expected to attain $930 billion.

Africa’s vast natural and agricultural resources further bolster its economic prospects.

Given these impressive figures, the African continent has become a hub for several international partners. Africa is gradually affirming its role as a growth driver of the world economy.

The celebration of Africa Day by the African Group of Ambassadors also serves as a reminder of the promising prospects for the partnership between African countries and Vietnam, Ambassador Chouaibi noted.

The participants agreed that, by enhancing cooperation, sharing knowledge, and addressing challenges, the two sides can forge a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world that benefits all.

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