Rabat - Morocco's commitment to disarmament and non-proliferation is a strategic choice that shows its firm devotion to world's peace and security, as well as its attachment to the principle of peaceful settlement of disputes, said, on Wednesday in New York, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.
Rabat – Morocco’s commitment to disarmament and non-proliferation is a strategic choice that shows its firm devotion to world’s peace and security, as well as its attachment to the principle of peaceful settlement of disputes, said, on Wednesday in New York, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.
Convinced that nuclear weapons are neither a guarantee of security nor an assurance of stability at the regional and international levels, Morocco remains committed to multilateralism for a general, complete and irreversible disarmament, with a view to achieving a world free of nuclear weapons, Bourita told a high-level meeting to promote and commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, organized on the sidelines of the 73rd UNGA.
Insisting on the need for mobilization to take concrete measures for the total elimination of these weapons, the minister recalled that the Kingdom of Morocco, being a State party to the totality of the multilateral instruments in force concerning weapons of mass destruction, has actively participated in the UN Conference on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, as Vice-President representing the African region, and voted in favor of its adoption.
Bourita said that the present international context and the growing challenges make it a pressing need to work towards achieving nuclear disarmament and the complete and irreversible elimination of nuclear weapons. “To do this, the international community must preserve consensus, rehabilitate the virtues of negotiation and multilateralism, and promote the rule of law and transparency,” he said.
Morocco is convinced “that the consolidation of a multilateral approach and international cooperation are fundamental elements for providing universal and effective responses to global threats,” said Bourita, adding that “the existence and the proliferation of nuclear weapons pose a great threat to international peace and security.”