Morocco, AI Agree on Continuing Constructive Dialogue On Human Rights

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Rabat – Justice minister Mustapha Ramid and secretary general of Amnesty International Salil Shetty agreed on the importance of continuing positive interaction and constructive dialogue in the service of human rights and the large-scale reforms in Morocco. Ramid, who met with Shetty and his delegation on Friday in Rabat in the presence of representatives of the concerned government departments, affirmed that the protection and promotion of human rights are a strategic choice for Morocco under the leadership of HM the King, said on Saturday a statement by the ministry of justice and liberties. Morocco undertook major structuring reforms seeking to reinforce human rights and democracy, said Ramid, reaffirming the Kingdom’s openness on all international organizations and bodies and his readiness to cooperate with them.  The secretary general of Amnesty International, who is on a visit to Morocco on March 17-19, said that the country made huge strides concerning human rights and is witnessing a real progress in this area, adding that Morocco’s initiatives deserve to be taken into consideration and supported. He also said that AI is convinced that torture is no longer the state’s systematic policy, hailing the crucial work done by the equity and reconciliation committee, the adoption of the new constitution and adherence to international treaties on human rights mainly the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture.

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