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Monday 24 February 2020

UN: Morocco's Important Role in Promoting Peace & Security in Africa Highlighted in New York

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UN: Morocco's Important Role in Promoting Peace & Security in Africa Highlighted in New York

The important role played by Morocco, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, in promoting peace and security in Africa was highlighted at a high-level conference held Friday at the United Nations headquarters in New York, at the initiative of the Amadeus Institute and in collaboration with the Italian Diplomatic Academy (IDA).

Speaking at this meeting, held under the theme "Shaping Africa’s emergence", the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Central African Republic, Mankeur Ndiaye, welcomed the action and initiatives of the Kingdom of Morocco in promoting peace and stability in Africa and across the world.

Ndiaye, who is the head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), underscored the importance of the presence of the Moroccan contingent in the Central African Republic, which contributes to peacekeeping efforts and the protection of the vulnerable population of this African country ravaged by instability.

In this regard, the UN Special Representative recalled that the United Nations and the international community have invested enormously in peacekeeping efforts in this country, which led to the signing of a peace agreement on February 6, 2019.

He said that with the help of the Moroccan ambassador Omar Hilale, in his capacity as Chair of the Central African Republic Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, "we are working to bring this peace agreement to fruition", while underling the need to strengthen confidence between the stakeholders in order to preserve peace.

For his part, the Deputy Permanent Ambassador of Côte d'Ivoire to the UN, Gbolie Désiré Wulfran, underlined that Morocco has significantly increased its efforts and initiatives in Africa with a view to promoting the much-desired economic integration of the continent.

Wulfran also welcomed the fact that the Kingdom of Morocco is the largest investor in Côte d'Ivoire.

For his part, Egypt’s ambassador to the UN, Mohamed Edrees, said the future of the world remains closely linked to that of the African continent.

This is why it is important for the international community to tackle the root causes of peace and security issues in Africa, he pointed out, adding that economic integration and enhanced cooperation between regional and international organizations can help solve the problems facing the continent.

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