Morocco Distinguished Model in Arab Region Benkirane Says in Davos

Davos (Switzerland), Jan 23, 2015 – Morocco has become a distinguished model in the Arab region, thanks to the awareness of all stakeholders and institutions about their role in the development of their country, Government Chief Abdelilah Benkirane said Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland).The kingdom has become a distinguished model in the Arab region, thanks to the awareness of all stakeholders and institutions about their role in the development of their country and their decision to consolidate cooperation and reject conflicts, Benkirane said at a high-level meeting on “changing regions: the case of the Arab world”, alongside a group of eminent international figures.“This is the natural and civilizational role that everyone shall play to make thing change in a positive way”, he underlined. On the situation in the Arab world, Government Chief said he is optimistic about the future, despite the critical situation marked by unpredictable political and security events.In response to a question about the compatibility of Islam with politics, Benkirane explained that there are three currents in the Arab world: a current that seeks to impose its control and maintain the status quo, a radical current that seeks to bring Arab countries and peoples back to outdated epochs and practices, and a moderate and democratic current that seeks to deal with the facts in a moderate way.In this regard, he noted that that the Arab region has no future but in adopting the moderate current approach, opposed by arbitrary and radical currents. read more

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