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President Ashe meets with H.E. Mr. Karim Ghellab, President of the Assembly of Representatives of Morocco

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson

Rabat, Morocco 6 January 2014

H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe with H.E. Mr. Karim GhellabThe President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, met today with H.E. Mr. Karim Ghellab, President of the Assembly of Representatives on his official visit to Morocco.

Mr. Ghellab spoke to the President about the new Constitution and the reservation of seats in the Parliament for women and youth. He expressed his interest in engaging with the United Nations General Assembly at a more significant level. Mr. Ghellab informed the President that the Parliament is open to the public and has relationships with numerous civil society and educational groups.

The President encouraged Mr. Ghellab to continue pursuing engagement with the General Assembly through the Inter-Parliamentary Union. He also praised the Constitution’s commitment to women and youth, and encouraged promoting deeper levels of participation.

President of the General Assembly John W. Ashe (left) with H.E. Mr. Karim Ghellab - Photo/Abigail Somma