Morocco Underscores Commitment to Multilateralism in Paris Peace Forum
Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, has been at the forefront of international efforts to address common challenges notably those relating to peace and security, climate change and migration, said Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.
Speaking in Paris on the sidelines of the Paris World Peace Forum, Bourita reaffirmed that Morocco strives to create conditions favorable for international consensus by hosting and initiating landmark conferences such as the UN Climate Summit COP22 in 2016 and the upcoming migration summit in Marrakech next December.
He also recalled Morocco’s Chairmanship of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum which aims at enhancing international cooperation in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
Morocco firmly believes in the correlation between stability and development, Bourita said.
The Minister also highlighted Morocco’s contribution in UN peace keeping missions saying that more than 60,000 Moroccan soldiers took part in 17 UN operations across the globe.
“Some 2000 are deployed today under the helmet of the UN to keep peace and security and save human lives,” he said.
Morocco’s participation in the Paris Forum was also meant to highlight the concerns shared by African countries as far as stability and development are concerned.
“Morocco is taking part in these debates in order to enrich multilateralism,” he said, noting that multilateralism should not be limited to a handful of states but should rather be inclusive with the active participation of African countries.
Paris World Peace Forum is held a day after the ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I which was attended by King Mohammed VI and Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, along many world leaders.