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|Ambassador Hilale Calls for Respect for Principles of Good Neighborliness, Territorial Integrity and External Non-interference

The Ambassador Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, pleaded, before the Security Council in New York, in favor of respect for the principle of good neighborliness, universal values of living together, and the imperative of non-interference in internal affairs of States.

During an open debate on "Strengthening confidence building measures for the perpetuation of peace", chaired by Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Council for the month of May, Hilale stressed that current and emerging conflicts give rise to multidimensional and complex geopolitical and cross-border dynamics, which require the strengthening of multilateralism by promoting inclusive approaches, including through full respect for the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Member States.
In this context, he insisted on the promotion of mediation and dialogue, and strengthening of the sustainability and consolidation of peace, as confidence-building measures sine qua non that contribute to the prevention of conflicts, and promote the stability and development of States.

He said that in order to build a lasting peace capable of addressing the multidimensional security challenges of the 21st century, the UN, and particularly the Security Council, should continue to make use of the UN Charter to prevent conflicts and promote the peaceful settlement of disputes.

In this context, Hilale stressed that as part of its concern for the promotion of women's rights, and in accordance with the very high instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Morocco launched its National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security on March 23, 2022, in support of Security Council resolution 1325. It has also put in place gender-sensitive policies that strengthen the participation, resilience, and leadership of women and youth in all areas.

The diplomat noted that Morocco also recognizes the role of youth in promoting peace and security within their communities, and the need for them to contribute to the decision-making process at national, regional and international levels.

"These young people are not only the future, but also a crucial phase of our present, and their contributions substantially shape efforts to prevent conflict and sustain peace," he said.

The ambassador also considered that the use of a series of approaches and instruments of confidence building remains capable of building a lasting and sustainable peace in the face of pressing challenges, adding that "when nations trust each other, they are more likely to work together, cooperate and find solutions to common problems".

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