The Atlantic Renaissance

In recent times, Morocco and Spain have witnessed how the vastness of the Mediterranean and the immensity of the Atlantic, historically marked on their horizons, are gaining new relevance. A notable change is transforming the perception of their geographical and geopolitical boundaries. We find ourselves at a crucial moment where the Atlantic emerges as a pivotal actor in the global geopolitical stage, awakening not only awareness of its strategic importance but also promising to alter regional and global dynamics like never before.

In this scenario, the Association for Atlantic Cooperation stands out as a multilateral forum of vital importance. It brings together coastal countries of the Atlantic from Africa, Europe, North America, South America, and the Caribbean, with the purpose of collectively addressing issues and advocating for shared principles for Atlantic cooperation.

Since its inception, the Association has addressed a wide range of topics, from food security to the conservation of marine resources, and even the search for innovative funding tools. The active participation of member states demonstrates a firm commitment to collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Morocco stands out as a prominent voice in this association. For the country, Atlantic culture in its foreign policy holds considerable weight and occupies a central place in its geostrategic thinking. The Moroccan proposal for Atlantic Africa, launched in November 2023, aims to promote continental interconnectedness and create an economic corridor linking Atlantic Africa with the northern and western hemispheres, facilitating access for Sahel countries to the Atlantic Ocean.

This initiative not only seeks to drive economic and social development in Atlantic coastal countries but also to strengthen Morocco’s “Afro-Atlantic” strategic identity. This is reflected in the country’s efforts to develop its Atlantic facade through the construction of port infrastructure, tourism projects, and a strong and competitive national maritime trading fleet.

Spain’s active presence in this association could be a significant boost to the alliance’s European role, thereby strengthening transatlantic cooperation and fostering greater regional integration.

However, despite the promising opportunities offered by these initiatives for regional collaboration, they also face significant challenges. Coordination among different actors and striking a balance between national and regional interests are key aspects that require ongoing attention. Ultimately, collaboration in the Association for Atlantic Cooperation and the Moroccan proposal for Atlantic Africa have the potential to transform regional and global geopolitical dynamics, marking a milestone in the history of transatlantic cooperation.

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The Atlantic Renaissance

In recent times, Morocco and Spain have witnessed how the vastness of the Mediterranean and the immensity of the Atlantic, historically marked on their horizons,

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