OTHMAN DISCUSSES PALESTINIAN REFUGEE AFFAIRS WITH UNRWA’S KLAUS

Internal Security Forces (ISF) chief, General Imad Othman, on Thursday received in his office, the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Dorothee Klaus, at the head of a delegation, who came on a visit during which Palestinian refugee affairs were di…


Internal Security Forces (ISF) chief, General Imad Othman, on Thursday received in his office, the Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, Dorothee Klaus, at the head of a delegation, who came on a visit during which Palestinian refugee affairs were discussed.

Talks also touched on the general situation in the country.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

BERRI ADJOURNS PARLIAMENT BUDGET SESSION TILL 6:00 P.M.

House Speaker, Nabih Berri, has adjourned the parliamentary session to discuss the 2024 draft state budget, until 6:00 pm.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon


House Speaker, Nabih Berri, has adjourned the parliamentary session to discuss the 2024 draft state budget, until 6:00 pm.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

BOU HABIB WINDS UP NEW YORK VISIT, MEETS UN SECRETARY GENERAL

Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Dr. Abdallah Bou Habib, winded up his visit to New York with a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.

The meeting took place in the presence the Under-Secretary-Gener…


Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Dr. Abdallah Bou Habib, winded up his visit to New York with a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres.

The meeting took place in the presence the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and the Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific, Khaled Khiari.

Caretaker Minister Bou Habib thanked the UN Secretary-General for his intervention during the ministerial-level session of the United Nations Security Council, and appreciated his position on the situation in the Middle East.

Minister Bou Habib also invited Guterres to visit Lebanon.

Bou Habib stressed, ‘Lebanon’s adherence to the work of UNIFIL forces and their coordination with the Lebanese army, and the Lebanese authorities’ keenness on their safety and facilitating their mission.’

The Minister also underlined Lebanon’s readiness for a comprehensive and balanced implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701 withi
n a comprehensive solution that ensures stability and sustainable calm.”

Viewpoints were also similar on ‘the necessity of a ceasefire in Gaza, and the application of the two-state solution to exit the spiral of conflict in the Middle East.”

This morning, Bou Habib met with the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, and informed her of Lebanon’s desire to avoid escalation, and adopt self restraint policy.

Minister Bou Habib also agreed with his Slovenian counterpart, Tanja Fajon, that a ceasefire is the gateway to resolving the conflict, and that ensuring a secure Middle East entails the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

The Gambia, Major Player in Royal Initiatives Launched in Favor of Africa (FM)

Dakhla – The Gambia stood out as a major player in the various regional initiatives launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in favor of the African continent, said, on Thursday in Dakhla, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan…

Dakhla – The Gambia stood out as a major player in the various regional initiatives launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI in favor of the African continent, said, on Thursday in Dakhla, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita.

At a press briefing held at the end of the 3rd session of the Morocco-Gambia Joint Cooperation Commission, co-chaired with his Gambian counterpart, Mamadou Tangara, Bourita noted that The Gambia would play an important role in implementing the Royal Vision for regional initiatives, particularly in terms of structuring and organizing the Afro-Atlantic region.

The Minister pointed out that The Gambia was one of the founding countries of the Rabat Process, which aims to give the Afro-Atlantic area its rightful geopolitical place as a platform for consultation and coordination, notably through cooperation in the blue economy, support for development projects on the Afro-Atlantic coastline, the fight against pollution of the Atlantic Oc
ean, in addition to strengthening security coordination and the fight against piracy and smuggling networks.

The Gambia, he added, has a key role to play in the Royal Initiative aimed at linking the Sahel region to the Atlantic Ocean by making Morocco’s infrastructure available to the countries of the region, on the basis that the problems of the African Sahel are more economic than security-related, calling for the focus to be not just on solving the problems of the Sahel region, but also on promoting opportunities for the region’s countries and their young people to engage in a positive development dynamic.

Bourita pointed out that The Gambia is directly concerned by the Morocco-Nigeria Gas Pipeline project, to which His Majesty King Mohammed VI is paying particular attention, noting that this country will make an undeniable contribution to the implementation of this project.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Svenja Schulze Describes as ‘Strong’ Morocco-German Partnership

Rabat – Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze, commended, on Thursday in Rabat, relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and Germany.

“Our partnership is indeed strong”, Schulze told the press following her talk…

Rabat – Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulze, commended, on Thursday in Rabat, relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and Germany.

“Our partnership is indeed strong”, Schulze told the press following her talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita.

The German minister noted that the discussions covered issues of common interest, including migration policy, climate and energy.

Schulze, who is on a working visit to Morocco, also emphasized her desire to deepen cooperation with the Kingdom in these areas.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse