King Mohammed VI is expected to receive German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week.
Rabat – German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to arrive in Marrakech on December 10 to attend the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Moroccan news outlets said King Mohammed VI will receive Merkel in an audience during her visit in Morocco.
Last week, Germany’s government spokeswoman, Martina Fietz, said that Merkel would participate in the migration symposium.
In a meeting with Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita in Berlin last week, Fietz said that Morocco is a major partner in several fields, including migration.
The migration pact aims to address humanitarian concerns, human rights, and developmental aspects of international migration.
Leaders and officials from more than 100 countries are expected to take part in the symposium. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will also participate in the two-day conference.
The UN migration pact seeks to achieve 23 objectives, including measures to improve border management, provide basic services for migrants, eliminate all forms of discrimination against migrants, and achieve sustainable reintegration.
The pact also seeks to facilitate the legal migration process, strengthen coordinated international efforts to save migrants’ lives, and reduce environmental and other factors that force people to leave their countries of origin.