77th UNGA: Head of Government Received in New York by UN Secretary-General

Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch, accompanied by Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad and Omar Hilale, Morocco’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, was received, Thursday at the headquarters of the UN, by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. During this meeting, the UN Secretary General instructed the Head of Government to convey his warm greetings and high esteem to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God assist Him. Guterres expressed his high appreciation of the important role played by Morocco on the various issues on the agenda of the United Nations, reiterating his gratitude to the Kingdom for its active support to the initiatives and proposals of the Secretary-General to revitalize the Organization and face global challenges. Guterres thanked Morocco for its cooperation with his Personal Envoy for the Moroccan Sahara and MINURSO, expressing his gratitude to the Kingdom for the invaluable contribution of the Royal Armed Forces to UN peacekeeping operations. He also congratulated Morocco for its constructive role in the Libyan issue, as well as its initiatives for interfaith and intercultural dialogue. For his part, the Head of Government conveyed to Guterres the cordial greetings and expressions of esteem of the Sovereign in his regard. The Head of Government reaffirmed Morocco’s commitment to support the efforts of the Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy aimed at relaunching the political process in accordance with Resolution 2602, and in respect of the Kingdom’s consistent position on the national question. He welcomed the Kingdom’s close cooperation and commitment to continue supporting the work of the United Nations under the leadership of Guterres. He also praised his courage to face the current global challenges and his determination to work for the establishment of a more equitable world order, towards developing countries, particularly African, which are severely impacted by the energy and food crisis. Akhannouch further highlighted the Kingdom’s actions and major projects, carried out in accordance with High Royal Instructions, and which converge with the priorities of the UN Secretary General. The Head of Government chairs the Moroccan delegation to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly on the high instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.