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Morocco King Meets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

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Morocco King Meets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

The King of Morocco Mohammed VI on Tuesday met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres with whom they discussed the Sahara issue, Maghreb region and the African continent among other things.

During the meeting at Rabat, Guterres, informed the King that he was impressed by the Kingdom’s successful organization, in Morocco, of the Intergovernmental Conference on the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, marked by the adoption of the ‘Marrakesh Pact’.

 “The Moroccan Sahara issue was also discussed in the light of the Geneva round-table meeting on Dec. 5-6. In this regard, the monarch reassured Guterres of the support of Morocco for efforts made by the secretary general and his personal envoy to reach a final political solution to this regional dispute,” a statement said.

Guterres also noted Morocco’s human rights achievements and its constructive role in terms of south-south cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and climate change, it said.

The UN chief also lauded the Kingdom’s generous and unwavering commitment to peacekeeping operations, mainly by the important contingents of the royal armed forces deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

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