UN Chief grateful to Morocco for hosting conference on Global Compact for Migration

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who was received Tuesday in Rabat by King Mohammed VI, expressed enormous gratitude to the Sovereign and to the Kingdom of Morocco for hosting the conference for the adoption of the Global Compact for Migration.

He thanked the King for the successful organization in Morocco of the intergovernmental conference that was crowned with the adoption of the Global Compact on Migration, dubbed the “Marrakech Pact”, said a statement issued by the Royal Office.

Mr. Guterres also commended the Kingdom for its contributions and steadfast commitment to UN peacekeeping operations, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic, and for its continued support to his initiatives on UN reform.

During the audience, Mr. Guterres praised Morocco’s constructive role in boosting South-South cooperation, human rights achievements, as well as the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development & climate change, added the statement.

They also exchanged views on issues of mutual interest, such as the situation in the Maghreb region, Africa and the Sahara issue in light of the 1st round-table on the regional conflict held in Geneva Dec. 5-6.

King Mohammed VI availed this opportunity to reaffirm Morocco’s firm support to the efforts made by the UN Secretary General and his personal envoy to reach a final political solution to the Sahara regional dispute.

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