Lhe head of government firstly reaffirmed, on Tuesday in New York, Morocco’s commitment to reaching a definitive political solution to the dispute over the Sahara, on the basis of the Moroccan autonomy initiative and within the framework of the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom.
He also reiterated Morocco’s full support for the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and his personal envoy to relaunch the round table process in the same format and with the same participants, with a view to reaching a realistic political solution and sustainable.
“Algeria’s participation, seriously and in good faith, in the round table process, in the same way as its proven responsibility in the creation and maintenance of this artificial dispute, is a sine qua non condition for reaching a definitive settlement. to this question “said Akhannouch.
Efforts in the face of food and climate crises
During his speech, Akhannouch also underlined that the Kingdom continues to invest in the agricultural sector so that it is able to adapt to climate change, in particular through the strengthening of cooperation with Africa.
“The African continent has almost half of the arable land in the world that is not yet exploited”he noted, noting that global disruptions will negatively impact efforts to achieve food security, if countries fail to adapt their capacities to the new reality.
The Head of Government also indicated that Morocco continues to implement the “Generation Green” strategy., at the service of achieving food security.
With regard to the climate, the head of government declares that “the climate challenge calls for urgent solutions and with the help of all stakeholders, far from declarations of intent”affirming that any failure to meet this challenge in a “effective and urgent” threatens the development process in the various regions of the world and risks encouraging the spread of famine and displacement. In addition, Akhannouch is incumbent on developed countries to mobilize the necessary financial resources and technologies for African countries to be able to “dealing with the repercussions of this global challenge”.
Akhannouch recalled, in this regard, that Morocco has decided to increase its national contribution by 45.5% to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, noting that this objective is part of a strategy Morocco to achieve low-carbon development by 2050 with a view to transitioning to a green economy in line with the principles of sustainability, the foundation of the country’s new development model.
Gender equality, where are we?
Aware of the importance of the full participation of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, Morocco launched the first national action plan in favor of women, peace and security as an overall political framework, and this in application of Security Council resolution 1325, recalled the Head of Government.
In addition, Akhannouch indicated that gender equality and the consolidation of women’s rights and their participation in decision-making remain an essential condition in the face of current and future challenges facing the world.
Human trafficking: Morocco continues its fight
Akhannouch also indicated that human trafficking networks represent a “serious threat” the sovereignty and stability of countries, as well as the security of people.
He also noted that Morocco will continue ” the strengthening of the dynamics of global, united and human management” of the migration issue within the framework of the national immigration and asylum strategy.
Noting the direct impact of global security crises on migratory movements in the world, the Head of Government affirmed that Morocco remains committed to the foundations of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration adopted in Marrakech in December 2018.
Referring to peacekeeping operations, which remain “one of the important achievements” of the international organization and reflect its ability to unite capacities, Akhannouch insisted on the need to work towards their development and immunization in order to guarantee the safety of the people deployed there.
Akhannouch recalled, in this context, that King Mohammed VI gave his high instructions for the establishment of a multidisciplinary Moroccan center for peacekeeping, with the mission of training and supporting national and foreign skills, in particular on the African continent, in partnership with the United Nations and certain friendly countries, in order to promote the principles of international security and peace.