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Friday 9 August 2019

Meeting in Rabat on Means to Consolidate Relations between African Institutions in Charge of Veterans

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	 Meeting in Rabat on Means to Consolidate Relations between African Institutions in Charge of Veterans
Ways to strengthen relations between African institutions in charge of veterans' affairs were at the heart of talks between High commissioner for former resistance fighters and former members of the Liberation Army, Mustapha El-Ktiri, and president of the World Veterans Federation (WVF), Dan Vigo Bergtun.

 

In a statement to the press, El-Ktiri said that the visit of the WVF head will provide an opportunity to exchange views on the situation and future prospects of this organization in which the Kingdom is an active member and in which it plays a leading role.

Recalling that Morocco was elected as vice-president of the World Veterans Federation's executive board at its 29th assembly, held last February in Paris, the High commissioner stressed that Bergtun's visit is an occasion to discuss a range of issues of common interest, including the promotion of the situation of veterans in Africa and the development of the historical memory of its countries.

 

El Ktiri also noted that the WVF standing committee for African Affairs, chaired by Cameroon, is planning to hold its next session in Morocco in 2020.

 

For his part, Dan Vigo Bergtun pointed out that the WVF brings together 45 million veterans from all over the world, while praising the actions of the High commission for former resistance fighters and former members of the Liberation Army in favor of the resistance family.

 

The World Veterans Federation is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1950 in Paris by eight countries, namely Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Turkey, the United States and Yugoslavia. Today, the WVF brings together 172 veterans' organizations from 121 countries representing approximately 45 million veterans around the world.

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