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Friday 21 February 2020

Moroccan Ambassador Omar Hilal Reports to UN Security Council on his Recent Visit to Bangui

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Moroccan Ambassador Omar Hilal Reports to UN Security Council on his Recent Visit to Bangui

Morocco's permanent representative to the United Nations, ambassador Omar Hilale, Chair of the Central African Republic Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, presented Thursday a report to the Security Council on his visit to the Central African Republic on 11-14 February, 2020.

On this occasion, the Moroccan diplomat underlined the need to support the upcoming elections, to implement the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in this country and to back the national recovery and peacebuilding plan.

He also welcomed the sentencing of militia members in the Central African Republic for an array of violent crimes, including the murder of several Moroccan peacekeepers in Bangassou, in 2017.

After stressing the importance of the upcoming elections in the Central African Republic, Hilal urged all countries and partners in the Central African Republic to submit their contributions with the aim of closing the budget gap as soon as possible.

The Moroccan diplomat concluded his speech by sending a message of hope and a call for continuous mobilization for the Central African Republic.

“I am sure that the Security Council will continue to pay the full attention and provide political support to this country. The people of the Central African Republic, who have suffered so much, legitimately aspire to stability, peace and a better life,” he pointed out.

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