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Belgium handed over to the Marrakech Presidency of the Rabat process in Burkina Faso – La Libre Afrique



Belgium will sell Wednesday in the Burkina Faso presidency of the Rabat process, a forum for political cooperation between the countries affected by the migration routes connecting central, western and north africa with Europe. The head of Belgian diplomat Didier Reynders will hand over the burner to his Burkina Faso counterpart, Alpha Barry, at the 5th Eur African Ministerial Conference on Migration and Development, held in Marrakech (southern Morocco).

Belgium had inherited this presidency in March 2017, until insured by Mali, due to a shift between the two Mediterranean coasts

Created in 2006, on the initiative of Spain, France, Morocco and Senegal, the Rabat process promotes development migration policy, in particular the synergies between migration and development.

Also known as the Euro-African Migration and Development Dialogue brings together the nearly 60 European and African partner countries in Central, West and North Africa, as well as the European Commission and the Commission for the Western Economic Community of the African States (ECOWAS) in order to spirit of partnership discuss issues related to migration and mobility.

Tuesday meeting ̵

1; the fifth ministerial conference of its kind – should lead to the adoption of a "Marrakech Declaration" and its annex, "Marrakech Action Plan," said Tuesday by diplomatic source.

In addition to Reynders, Belgium will be represented by the Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Theo Francken

Minister of Interior Jan Jambon will also visit Marrakech, but for a bilateral meeting with his Moroccan counterpart, according to his entourage

The discount process has an equivalent for discussions on migration issues with East Africa: Khartoum Process

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