UN Official Hopes Morocco’s Progress Will Spread to the Rest of Africa

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohamed

Rabat – Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina J. Mohamed said that Morocco’s progress is “truly exemplary leadership.”

Mohamed attended a reception hosted in New York by Morocco’s permanent representative to the UN Omar Hilale on Tuesday, July 30. The event was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of King Mohammed VI’s coronation. 

During the reception, Mohamed said that Morocco’s reforms are “very reactive and in line with the times” to meet the aspirations of young people and the rising generations.

She added that the UN presence at the ceremony was an “expression of solidarity for the leadership we see in a prosperous nation that leads the way in Africa and also in the world.”

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Mohamed told Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) that she hopes that Morocco’s expertise can be spread to the rest of Africa.

UN Assistant Secretary-General for the Department of Peace Operations and the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Bintou Keita, thanked King Mohammed VI  for all “the contributions that Morocco is making to peacebuilding and peacekeeping efforts” on the African continent.

Morocco contributes with more than 2,100 uniformed peacekeeping volunteers. Morocco ranks 13th in the world for peacekeeper contribution. The country has been “an essential partner of United Nations peacekeeping operations for many years,” said UN peacekeeping spokesman Nick Birnback.