Morocco stressed its commitment to the principles and values of the Helsinki Act on the occasion of its participation in the work of the ministerial meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which was held Thursday and Friday in the Polish city of Lodz.
In a speech on the occasion of this meeting, the Moroccan ambassador to Poland, Abderrahim Atmoun, highlighted the importance of this document which enshrines the commitment of the signatory countries to peace, security and justice as well as the continued development of friendly relations and cooperation, noting that the OSCE will celebrate, in two years, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of this act.
Signed on August 1, 1975 at the conclusion of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) launched in 1973, the Helsinki Act contains a number of key commitments on political-military, economic-environmental and human rights issues.
The act, signed by 35 states, including the United States, Canada and all European countries except Albania, establishes a foundation of ten political commitments and principles, including the non-use of force and the inviolability of borders, which remain two cornerstones of security in Europe.
Morocco enjoys the status of a Mediterranean partner for cooperation of the OSCE.