Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations and best wishes to Antonio Guterres on the occasion of his election as secretary general of the United Nations.
In this message, HM the King extended to Guterres his heartfelt congratulations and sincere wishes of full success in this new position.
"Your appointment to this position mirrors the trust of UN member states in you, and pays tribute to your human qualities, competence and the great political experience you have gained during your career," said the sovereign.
HM the King said he is convinced that the UNSG's great experience and political know-how will enable him to fulfill his mission and give new momentum to UN action.
Today, the world is undergoing a series of event marked by tension, conflicts and imbalances, said the sovereign, noting that this adds to the responsibilities of the UN which is urged, now more than ever, to develop its bodies and strengthen its performance to address the current challenges and meet the expectations of the international community which aspires to a better future for the next generations.
In this context, HM the King reaffirmed to Guterres Morocco's determination to continue playing an active role regionally and internationally, while reiterating his entire and unwavering readiness to bring all forms of support to UN efforts and good offices to find peaceful and equitable solutions to the different international thorny issues and contribute to fostering the values of freedom, justice, solidarity and coexistence between peoples and civilizations.