Rabat – The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Conference in Monrovia has given its agreement in principle to Morocco’s request to join the regional grouping.It also decided to invite His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, to the next ordinary session of ECOWAS, the final communiqué sanctioning the work of the 51st Ordinary Summit of the ECOWAS Heads of State and Government.The leaders of West Africa have thus “agreed in principle for the accession of the Kingdom of Morocco to ECOWAS, given the strong and multidimensional ties of cooperation” that link Morocco to the States of this sub-regional organization. The summit instructed the ECOWAS Commission to examine the implications of such accession in accordance with the provisions of the revised ECOWAS Treaty and submit the results to its next session.

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