Ban Ki-moon Praises King Mohammed VI

Ban Ki-moon Praises King Mohammed VI

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The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has lauded of praise King Mohammed VI’s initiatives for peace,especially those in the Sahel.

“Spiritual and religious leaders have a key role to play in promoting harmony between communities in the Sahel,” the UN Chief said in an interview with MAP, praising “in particular the decision of HM King Mohammed VI to respond positively to the request of the Islamic Council in Nigeria” and form their imams.

Ban Ki- moon also thanked King Mohammed VI for sending troops to Central Africa.

“I’d like to reiterate my concern about the attacks against civilians and I count on the professionalism, integrity and commitment of Moroccan troops to achieve stability in the country, necessary to put the Central African Republic on the way to sustainable development,” La MAP reported.

Morocco is also one of the first countries to have deployed troops in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), he said.

The UN Chief also expressed his “recognition” to Morocco, the 15th largest contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, for its “commitment with us”, from the Democratic Republic of Congo to CĂ´te d’Ivoire.

Regarding Ebola outbreak, Ban Ki-moon praised “the approach of Royal Air Morocco and the Moroccan authorities” which have decided to maintain their routes to the epidemic-affected countries  “in a gesture of responsible solidarity,” La MAP closed.