* We, Women Mayors and Locally Elected of Cities and Local Governments of Africa, representing the REFELA Network, gathered in Rabat, on the occasion of the official launching of the 8th edition of the Africities Summit, planned in Marrakech, 20-24 November 2018;
* Reaffirming our gratitude and high consideration to HIS MAJESTY THE KING MOHAMMED VI – May Allah Assist Him – for the unswerving support that His Sovereignty brings to our Network since its creation in Tangier in 2011 as well as to the cause of women in Africa;
* Starting from the solidarity that unites all the African Countries, and convinced that the success of the Kingdom of Morocco will be the success of our African Continent;
* We, Women Mayors and Locally Elected of the Cities and Local Governments of Africa take this opportunity from Rabat where we are gathered to express, through this Motion, our full support and all our encouragement to the candidature of the Kingdom of Morocco for the organization of the Football World Cup in 2026./.
Done in Rabat, 16 May 2018
The President of REFELA
Ms Célestine Ketcha Courtès, on behalf of all the Women Mayors and Locally Elected women of Africa