Morocco’s Ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale, met Central African Republic President Faustin Archange Touadera on the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly, aiming to foster stronger ties between the two nations.
During the meeting, Touadera extended condolences from the Central African Republic to King Mohammed VI and the Moroccan people following the devastating earthquake in the Al Haouz region on September 8.
Hilale reiterated Morocco’s commitment to supporting the Central African Republic’s priorities.
He also spotlighted the advancements in security in the country through the disarmament, demobilisation, and reconciliation (DDR) process and celebrated the dissolution of nine out of the 14 armed groups that had previously signed the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation (APPR-CAR).
The Moroccan ambassador also reiterated his dedication to rallying international and regional support for the Central African Republic’s peacebuilding endeavours, emphasising the pivotal role of the upcoming local elections in consolidating democracy and governance in the nation.
Touadera also extended an invitation to Hilale to visit his country in his capacity as Chair of the Central African Republic Configuration of the UN Peacebuilding Commission.
The visit would afford Hilale a firsthand look at the progress and persisting challenges in the country.