DAKHLA, 15th July, 2022 (WAM) — The International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace today concluded its 10th session hosted by the Moroccan Parliament in the city of Dakhla, by inaugurating a regional office for the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace in the city.
The International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace also declared Dakhla as the Capital of Tolerance 2022, confirming the pioneering role of Morocco in promoting the values of tolerance, peace and coexistence.
The session’s closing declaration highlighted the following: 1. The role of parliamentarians as representatives of their communities during the current dire conditions.
2. The need to maintain the values of tolerance and peace in the face of growing global challenges.
3. The role of the Moroccan Parliament in promoting tolerance and peace.
4. The importance of reaching peaceful solutions to current and emerging conflicts.
5. Supporting agricultural biodiversity and relying on science and innovation.
6. The importance of strengthening and enlarging international parliamentary alliances to meet the basic needs of humans.
7. The need for countries to respect agreements aimed at delivering food to people, most notably to developing countries and those facing famine.
8. The need for countries and international organisations to exert greater efforts to exempt food trade, humanitarian aid and fertilisers from sanctions, export bans, taxes and specific fees.
The closing session, which was held at the Conference Palace in Dakhla, was attended by Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, Rachid Talbi Alami, Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives, Khattat Yenga, President of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab Region Council, Obaid Al Salami, Member of the Federal National Council representing the UAE, and 60 parliamentarians representing the parliaments of various countries from around the world.
During the session, Al Jarwan said that it witnessed a considerable turnout of parliamentarians exceeding 60 members of parliaments who discussed ways of promoting the culture of tolerance and peace, as well as ensuring global food security, and solving energy and climate issues.
He also highlighted the importance of establishing a committee of parliamentarians to follow up and encourage the implementation of recommendations related to global food security, which will be in charge of communicating with international community organisations to meet the needs of countries most affected by political and economic crises.
Alami said the selection of Dakhla as the Capital of Tolerance 2022 and the inauguration of the regional office of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace in the city underscores the pioneering role of Morocco in promoting the principles of tolerance, peace and stability around the world, as well as the leading stature of Dakhla as a symbol of tolerance, peace and coexistence.
On the sidelines of the event, several joint cooperation agreements were signed between the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace and the Moroccan House of Representatives, which cover the areas of parliamentary action and the exchange of experiences and visits. A similar agreement was also signed between the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace and the Uruguayan parliament.
At the conclusion of the 10th session, the presidency of the Parliament in its new session was handed over to Mohamed Zbidi, Member of Parliament of the United Comoros Republic, succeeding Margarita Restrepo, Member of the House of Representatives of Colombia.