The third summit of the “Group of 77 + China” is currently underway in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, with active and influential Moroccan participation. This summit follows the 19th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, where Morocco was represented by Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Residing Abroad.
Remaining a prominent regional and international player, Morocco holds a founding membership in both global blocs, actively contributing to the discussions within these regional alliances. The mentioned groups, representing the Global South and advocating for their collective interests, have Morocco as a significant voice. The G77, established in 1964, is the largest international governmental alliance within the United Nations system, aiming to defend the interests of developing countries and enhance their economies.
Omar Hilale, the Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, emphasized the need for reform in the working methods and mechanisms of the G77. He called for revitalizing its executive secretariat during the proceedings of the third G77+China Summit, taking place from January 21 to 23 in Africa.
Hilale, addressing the participating members, stressed the importance of having a cohesive and sincere group, aligning with the global trend of reforming international institutions and reshaping the global financial landscape. The G77 has the responsibility to reform its internal structure to meet the challenges of the 21st century and fulfill the expectations of its members.
The diplomatic effectiveness of Rabat was evident in the closing statement of the Non-Aligned Movement summit, held over the past weekend. The declaration highlighted Morocco’s leading role in the United Nations by endorsing several groundbreaking initiatives. This fact was underscored in the address by the Moroccan diplomat at the United Nations.
Morocco’s delegation to the summit includes high-ranking diplomats, such as Zakaria Al Komeiri, the Ambassador of the Kingdom to Tanzania, Mohammed Mtaoua, the Ambassador and Director-General of the Moroccan Agency for International Cooperation, and Abdullah bin Mlouk, the Director of Multilateral Cooperation and International Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.