Arab Foreign Ministers and China Welcome Morocco’s International Initiatives


The Arab and Chinese foreign ministers, meeting Thursday in Beijing as part of the 10th Ministerial Conference of the Sino-Arab Cooperation Forum, welcomed the multiple initiatives launched by the Kingdom of Morocco at the international level.

In the “Beijing Declaration” and the “Forum Action Plan for 2024-2026”, which sanctioned the work of the 10th Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, the two sides put the emphasis on the importance of the Libyan political agreement signed in 2015 in Skhirat and the Constitutional Declaration and its amendments.

The Arab and Chinese foreign ministers underlined, in this context, the importance of focusing on the unity of Libya, the security of its territory, and the rejection of foreign interference in its internal affairs. and the principle of Libyan ownership of the political operation.

Furthermore, China and Arab countries welcomed the election of the Kingdom of Morocco to the presidency of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the year 2024, as the first Arab country to occupy this position. important position. They also highlighted “the Rabat declaration”, published at the end of the High-level Ministerial Conference on Middle-Income Countries (MIC), held in the Capital of the Kingdom on February 5 and 6, 2024, and which called for a qualitative leap in international cooperation regarding the development of PRIs and the strengthening of the participation of these countries in international governance.

The Arab and Chinese foreign ministers also welcomed the positive results of the presidency of the Moroccan Ministry of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development of the 6th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) for the period 2022 -2024. The two countries also welcomed the appointment of the Kingdom of Morocco as facilitator of the UN process of negotiations relating to the political declaration of the World Social Summit scheduled for 2025, underlining, in this context, the importance of cooperation in the areas of health and social affairs and the fight against poverty in its various dimensions, including the promotion of the family and childhood, the emancipation of women, the development of young people, the strengthening of people’s rights where necessary specific, through the exchange of experiences.

The 10th Ministerial Conference of the Sino-Arab Cooperation Forum welcomed the accession of the State of the Comoros Islands to the World Trade Organization, praising, in this context, the tireless efforts deployed by the working group responsible for of this accession under the presidency of the Kingdom of Morocco She welcomed, in this regard, the efforts made to strengthen coordination and cooperation between the two parties within the International Monetary Fund, the G20 and other organizations and international economic and financial mechanisms, as well as strengthening the voices and representation of developing countries.

China and the Arab countries also did not fail to highly welcome Morocco’s organization of the 2030 Football World Cup, with Spain and Portugal. The 10th Ministerial Conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum opened Thursday in Beijing, with the participation of Morocco, represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita . This conference, which marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Forum, represents an important milestone in bilateral cooperation, with both sides determined to raise their cooperative relations to higher levels.

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