New York (United Nations) - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on Wednesday the appointment of Major General Zia Ur Rehman of Pakistan as Force Commander of the MINURSO. Major General Ur Rehman succeeds Major General Xiaojun Wang of China, whose tour of duty ended on 17 February 2019, the United Nations said in a release, adding that the UN Chief "is grateful to Major General Wang for his exemplary service and contribution to the work of MINURSO." Major General Ur Rehman has 30 years of national and international military leadership experience, including as commander of military formations on operations and directing staff appointments at Command, Staff and War College levels.

He possesses a range of experiences in other leadership, staff, liaison and operational tasks, including as a Military Observer in the then United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC). From 2015 to 2016, he served as Senior National Representative in the United States Central Command Headquarters (CENTCOM) in Florida. Most recently, Major General Ur Rehman served as the Commander of an Infantry Brigade from 2016 to 2017 and of an Infantry Division from 2017. 

Lima - Venezuela seeks to establish cooperative relations with Morocco, said the diplomatic representative of Venezuela's interim president in Lima, Carlos Scull. "We want to establish cooperative relations with Morocco," Scull told MAP following his talks with Morocco's ambassador to Peru Youssef Balla, expressing his country's appreciation of the Kingdom’s position as Morocco “was the first African country to support the government of President Juan Guaido."

This is an “important” support, Scull pointed out, adding that the regime of Nicolas Maduro “had affected the Venezuelan people and seriously damaged our international relations". This regime "has maintained poor relationships with several democratic countries," he went on.

"We welcome the support of the international community, including that of Morocco," the Venezuelan diplomat said. The Kingdom of Morocco and Venezuela, which hosts the largest Moroccan community in Latin America, maintain strong relations of friendship, he noted, stressing the importance of establishing cooperative relations between the two countries.

Some 50 countries have recognised Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president, he pointed out.

Rabat - Policemen at the Mohammed V Airport of Casablanca arrested, Tuesday, three Tunisian nationals, including two women, for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking (chira), said national police (DGSN).

The first two suspects, aged 36 and 50, were arrested at a check point at the entry to the boarding area, the police said in a statement, adding that the search operation helped to seize 745g of chira filling 132 pills hidden in their underwear.

The third one was nabbed for concealing cocaine in his intestines which required putting him under medical surveillance at Ibn Rochd university hospital, it noted.

The two accused were remanded in police custody to complete the probe, led under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor, while the third is awaiting drug extraction from his stomach, it concluded.

1 2 3 4 5 » ... 1740

Tenez-vous au courant des actualités sur le Maroc et proximités. Revue de Presse et Bulletin de veille informationnelle. est également une plateforme de publication et diffusion de communiques de presse.

Share this website