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Monday 10 July 2017

Abidjan: 44th Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting Hails Morocco's Return to AU (Official)

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Abidjan: 44th Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting Hails Morocco's Return to AU (Official)

The 44th Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) Meeting hailed, on Tuesday in Abidjan, the return of Morocco to the African Union (AU), said deputy minister in charge of Moroccans living abroad and Migration Affairs, Abdelkrim Benatiq.


OIC Foreign Ministers stressed that this return is a strong signal of the Kingdom's commitment to promoting peace and stability, and its willingness to contribute to development and prosperity efforts in the African continent, Benatiq told MAP.

He added that the participants in the ministerial session also congratulated Morocco for the excellent organization of the COP22, held last November in Marrakech, and praised the country’s commitment to issues linked to climate and the protection of the environment.

In this regard, they lauded the establishment by Morocco of an international prize of climate and the environment, worth one million dollars, the minister noted.

The 44th Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers also highlighted the concern of HM King Mohammed VI about the rights of religious minorities in the Islamic world, as evidenced by the holding last January in Marrakech of a conference dedicated to this issue, he said.

MAP 11 July 2017