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Thursday 1 June 2017

Morocco Elected Vice-President of UN General Assembly

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Morocco Elected Vice-President of UN General Assembly

Morocco was unanimously elected on Wednesday as Vice-President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, which will be held on September 2017 through September 2018.

 Morocco was appointed on behalf of the African group, along with Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

The election of the vice-presidents was preceded by the election of the president of the General Assembly, in the person of Miroslav Lajcak, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia.

The vice-presidents, the presidents of the six major Commissions and the five permanent members of the Security Council constitute the General Committee which will supervise the works of the General Assembly under the presidency of Mr. Lajcak.

Morocco's election mirrors the international and unanimous recognition within the United Nations of the Kingdom's efforts to promote the rule of law, international peace, security, democracy and respect for human rights.

It also recognizes the active role of the Kingdom in the United Nations, in the areas of peacekeeping operations, climate issues, counterterrorism and international governance.

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