New York , September 27, 2011 (MAP)The upheavals taking place in the Arab world show that any Arab country is capable of establishing a political order that harmonizes universal values with national specificities, Morocco's Foreign Minister Taib Fassi Fihri said on Monday in New York.The uprisings in the Arab world show that there is no regional, cultural or civilisational exception to the legitimate aspirations of the peoples to freedom, dignity and universal values, Fassi Fihri said during a general debate of the 66th UN General Assembly.
The uprisings in the Arab world show that there is no regional, cultural or civilisational exception to the legitimate aspirations of the peoples to freedom, dignity and universal values, Fassi Fihri said during a general debate of the 66th UN General Assembly.
The events taking place in North Africa and the Middle East prove that social and economic development is inconceivable in the absence of a political openness, he made it clear.
In this respect, Morocco supports the institutional progress achieved by Egypt and Tunisia and calls on the international community to back efforts aiming at ensuring democratic transition in these countries, Fassi Fihri said.
On the situation in Libya, he recalled Morocco’s support for the legitimate aspirations of the Libyan brotherly people, noting that the Kingdom backed the initiatives of the National Transitional Council at the international level.
He voiced hope to see Libya regain its stature in its immediate regional environment, the Maghreb.
Concerning Yemen and Syria, Fassi Fihri stressed the need for an Arab action to put an end to the bloodshed and find a peaceful solution ensuring the stability and national unity of these brotherly countries.
Touching on the Deauville Partnership, the Moroccan Minister said that beyond financial aid, this partnership offers opportunities for the five beneficiaries (Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Jordan) to promote economic integration and share experiences in terms of constitutional reforms and democratic transition.