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Ambassador Hilale Received in Bangui by Central African President

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Ambassador Hilale Received in Bangui by Central African President

Morocco’s ambassador to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, and the delegation accompanying him were received, Wednesday at the Presidential Palace in Bangui, by President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera.

On this occasion, Hilale, in his capacity as Chair of the Central African Republic Configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC), expressed to President Touadera the congratulations of the PBC members for his leadership at the helm of the country and his peacebuilding efforts.

The ambassador also congratulated him on the signing on February 6 of the Khartoum Agreement and reiterated his commitment to gathering financial support for the Central African Republic and mobilizing the international community in order to address the needs of the country.

The Moroccan diplomat extended to President Touadera an invitation to ECOSOC’s Humanitarian Affairs Segment, to be held next june in Geneva.

The participation of the President of the Central African Republic will raise the international community’s awareness about the situation in this country and will contribute to the mobilization of additional financial resources and humanitarian aid.

The President of the Central African Republic thanked Mr. Hilale for the invitation and instructed him to convey to His Majesty King Mohammed VI his heartfelt thanks for the commitment of Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces as well as for the support that the Kingdom of Morocco has always provided to his country.

He also reiterated his condolences for the loss of Moroccan peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

During his visit to the Central African Republic (Feb. 13-15), Hilale is accompanied by a high-level delegation which includes United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations in Africa, Bintou Keita, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Oscar-Fernandez Taranco, and representatives of the Security Council and the Peacebuilding Commission, including Italy, South Korea, France, China, and Russia.

MAP 14 February 2019