Belgrade: Morocco participates at a high-level meeting to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement
A High-Level Commemorative Meeting to honor the 60th anniversary of the First Conference of Non-Aligned Nations kicked off Monday in Belgrade, with delegates from over 100 countries in attendance, including Morocco, one of the Organization’s founding members in 1961.
The Moroccan delegation is led by the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Kingdom to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, and includes Mohamed Amine Belhaj, the Moroccan ambassador to Belgrade, and Redouane Houssaini, the Director of the United Nations and International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Expatriates.
The conference is “an important opportunity for the Non-Aligned Movement to discuss its historic contribution, to reaffirm its commitment to the fundamental principles of the UN Charter and its support for a world order based on multilateralism, as well as to define new objectives for the future,” according to organizers in a press release.
In the midst of the cold war, the inaugural Conference of Non-Aligned Nations, held in Belgrade in September 1961, brought together the leaders of state and government from 25 countries, including Morocco, as well as three observer members and many liberation groups, parties, and organizations.
They came together in Belgrade to form the Movement, whose essential ideals continue to guide all States and nations committed to peaceful coexistence, equality, solidarity, non-interference in countries’ internal affairs, and respect for their territorial integrity and sovereignty.