New York - Omar Hilale presented, Wednesday in New York, his Letters of Credence to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki -moon, in his capacity as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations.
New York – Omar Hilale presented, Wednesday in New York, his Letters of Credence to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki -moon, in his capacity as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations.
In a statement to MAP at the end of this meeting, Hilale said the UN chief “tasked him with sending warm greetings and appreciation to His Majesty King Mohammed VI,” stressing that Ban Ki-moon also expressed his admiration for “all that Sovereign has made for Morocco and his appreciation for the role played by the Kingdom in the United Nations.”
The UN Secretary General also emphasized the importance of Morocco’s contribution to the upcoming international events, especially as regards the adoption of the post-2015 agenda and the global conference on climate change, scheduled for next year.
“Mr. Ban Ki -moon has also asked me to convey his congratulations to His Majesty the King for the role played by Morocco in the Security Council over the last two years,” said Ambassador Hilale, noting that he stressed, for his part, the support and cooperation of the Kingdom in order to create a “partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the General Secretariat of the United Nations.”
The Moroccan diplomat said he told the UN chief that while the Sahara issue remains a “top priority” to Morocco, the Kingdom also seeks to play a leading role in the international scene, particularly with regard to economic issues and others related to human rights, the maintenance of peace and security in the world, disarmament, and the post-2015 climate change agenda.