Geneva - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi hailed on Friday the immigration policy launched in 2013 by King Mohammed VI, in accordance with Morocco's international commitments in terms of immigrants' rights.
Geneva – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi hailed on Friday the immigration policy launched in 2013 by King Mohammed VI, in accordance with Morocco’s international commitments in terms of immigrants’ rights.
During a meeting with Morocco’s permanent representative in Geneva, ambassador Mohamed Aujjar, the UN official lauded the Moroccan initiative to review and update laws governing immigration and asylum.
Grandi voiced satisfaction with the good relations between Morocco and the UNHCR, and stressed his readiness to work together with the Kingdom in order to further cooperation ties.
He highlighted the regularization operation for illegal immigrants and refugees which was officially launched by Morocco in Nov. 2013, recalling that this operation was crowned by the regularization of 5,000 Syrian refugees’ situation.
Aujjar, for his part, reiterated Morocco’s support for the UN agency to fulfil its humanitarian mandate in the camps of Tindouf and around the world.
He also underlined the pressing need to conduct, by the UNHCR, a headcount for the Tindouf populations, in conformity with its mandate, to help evaluate the real needs of the camps’ inhabitants and avoid humanitarian aid embezzlement.