Dakhla – The 25th Crans Montana Forum (CMF) opened on Friday morning in Dakhla, under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, with the participation of 112 countries represented by high level personalities.
The opening ceremony of the session was marked by a message from King Mohammed VI to the participants, and whose reading was given by the head of government, Abdelilah Benkirane.
The Forum brings indeed famous people from 36 African countries, 30 Asian, 31 European countries and 15 countries in America, more than 20 regional and international organizations that are actively involved.
In total, 800 participants who find themselves in Dakhla including nearly 600 from abroad, including more than a hundred heads of state, heads of government, ministers, presidents of parliament and parliamentarians .
Added to former heads of state and government, senior international officials and representatives of regional and international structures.
Among those present included Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, the Guinean Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana, Mali, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, Dominican Skerritle Roosevelt and the Solomon Islands, Douglas Ete and the Deputy Secretary General of the UN, Philippe Douste Blazy and former president of the Spanish government, the Socialist Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
The session of the FCM in Dakhla, organized under the theme “Africa, regional and South-South cooperation” in collaboration with ISESCO, brings together policy makers, experts and men of African and international affairs to discuss particular issues of development in the continent, as well as ways to improve and deepen reflection on the construction of a genuine international cooperation crucible that is based on solidarity with African countries in particular.
Governance and natural resource management, access to new technologies, the role of African women in public and private affairs, gender equality and strengthening the education system are topics that will be discussed at this session.
The Crans Montana Forum, based in Geneva, is an international organization that works to encourage international cooperation and overall growth and promote a high level of stability, equity and security.