RABAT, Niger has lauded the attachment of Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to promoting dialogue and consultations as a means to settling conflicts in Africa and hailed Morocco’s unwavering support for United Nations-led actions in favour of establishing peace, stability and development on the continent.

In a joint statement issued at the end of the 4th Morocco-Niger Joint Committee meeting, held here on Monday and Tuesday and co-chaired Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and his Nigerien counterpart, Ibrahim Yacoubou, the two sides lauded the noteworthy achievements made by a number of African countries in terms of democracy, respect for basic liberties and good governance.

Referring to the political situation on the continent, the two sides expressed their deep concern over the persistence of many conflicts in Africa and the Middle East and deplored their disastrous effects on the peace and stability of the continent as well as on economic and social development of African countries.

In this context, they urged the international community to become more involved in efforts by African countries to preserve peace and security on the continent, while welcoming the encouraging progress made in resolving some conflicts through settlement and reconciliation processes.

Addressing the situation in other parts of the world, the two sides expressed their deep concern over the existing violence and hoped for a lasting peace in these regions.

The Nigerien Foreign Minister expressed his great admiration for the major political and constitutional reforms carried out by King Mohammed VI, which makes Morocco a source of inspiration for African and Arab countries, said the joint statement.

On the issue of migration, both sides deemed it necessary to implement a global solution based on co-development and co-emergence within the framework of a frank and sincere dialogue between origin, transit and host countries, it added.

With regard to terrorism and all forms of illegal trafficking in the African and European continents, the two parties condemned these plagues which undermine development efforts and threaten the social foundations of African countries.