Morocco Picked To Host 13th Summit Of CEN-SAD Heads Of State And Government
Morocco was chosen to host the 13th summit of the heads of state and government of Community of Sahel-Sahara states (CEN-SAD) at a date to be set later.
The announcement was made at the end of a meeting of the CEN-Sad executive council held on Wednesday in Khartoum.
The CEN-Sad executive committee also approved Morocco's proposal to host the council's 21st ordinary session.
Morocco was represented at the meeting by an executive delegation, led by minister-delegate for foreign affairs and cooperation M'Barka Bouaida.
CEN-SAD was established in February 1998 by six countries, but since then its membership has grown to 27.
CEN-SAD gained observer status at the UN General Assembly in 2001 and concluded association and cooperation accords with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and with UN specialized agencies and institutions such as UNDP, WHO, UNESCO, FAO, and the Permanent Interstate Committee for drought control in the Sahel.
MAP 13 March 2014