HM the King Congratulates Antonio Guterres on Reappointment as UN Secretary-General

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Rabat, June 19th, 2021 - HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to Antonio Guterres on the occasion of his reappointment as Secretary General of the United Nations.

In this message, HM the King expressed to Antonio Guterres his congratulations and best wishes for success in his mission.

"This second mandate constitutes, on the part of the Member States, a unanimous recognition for your leadership and your dedication to the causes of Humanity which you have defended with exemplary self-sacrifice and commitment", underlined the Sovereign.

HM the King noted that "the Kingdom of Morocco also sees in it the fruit of the audacious reforms that you have tirelessly carried out for four years in the main fields of action of the UN: the Action Initiative for the Maintenance of Peace, the reorganization of the Secretariat, the reform of the peace and security architecture of the United Nations, the fight against hate speech and the establishment of budgetary procedures aimed at ensuring the financial sustainability of the Organization".

The Sovereign took this opportunity to pay tribute to the important efforts that Antonio Guterres has made since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been a real test for the resilience of the United Nations and the multilateral system.

"For your second term in office, I would like to assure you of the full and active support of the Kingdom, which will continue to play its active role at the regional and international levels in favor of peace, development and dialogue between cultures and civilizations", noted HM the King in this message.

The Sovereign affirmed that the Kingdom will spare no effort to support the Secretary-General of the United Nations in the implementation of reforms and priority projects and to contribute to the advent of a more proactive and effective multilateralism, in the service of the values of freedom, justice, solidarity, tolerance and coexistence between peoples.

(Source: MAP)