|05RABAT2201||2005-10-24 16:52:00||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Rabat|
1. (C) Per reftel, Acting Pol/C met October 24 with MFA
Director of UN Affairs Nacer Bourita to seek GOM support and
cosponsorship for the U.S. UNGA First Committee (UNFC)
resolution on compliance. A/Pol/C left behind a copy of the
draft resolution with Bourita per reftel instructions.
Bourita noted that Morocco would "definitely" vote for the
resolution as it conforms with what the GOM believes, i.e.,
that it is important not only to sign agreements and adhere
to multilateral instruments, but also to implement these
agreements and provide international organizations with the
means for verifying that compliance occurs.
2. (C) While Bourita reiterated GOM support for the
resolution, he noted that an ongoing debate within the NAM
would likely result in few NAM members backing the
resolution. NAM countries support the compliance issue,
according to Bourita, but are emphasizing primarily the need
to sign agreements before they can be complied with.
Morocco, however, is working within the NAM to "have a
positive outcome," on the issue, said Bourita. While he
could not yet commit Morocco to cosponsoring the resolution,
Bourita indicated that the GOM would study the issue and
provide feedback as soon as possible.