King Mohammed VI received the UN Secretary-General on the second day of the migration conference in Marrakech.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI granted UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres an audience at the Royal Palace of Rabat on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Royal Cabinet statement.
Speaking to the King, Guterres expressed his gratitude for Morocco’s successful holding of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Over 160 countries adopted the Global Compact on Migration (CGM) on Monday, the first day of the migration conference in Marrakech.
The migration pact aims “to better manage international migration, address its challenges, and strengthen migrants’ rights while contributing to sustainable development.”
“Guterres noted Morocco’s human rights achievements and its constructive role in terms of south-south cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and climate change,” reads the Royal Cabinet statement.
The UNSG also lauded the kingdom’s generous and unwavering commitment to peacekeeping operations, especially the contingents of the royal armed forces deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.
Discussing the Western Sahara issue in light of the Geneva roundtable held on December 5-6, the King reiterated Morocco’s support for the UN Secretary-General and his personal envoy’s efforts’to reach a mutually acceptable political solution to the conflict.