German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Marrakesh on 10 December to participate in the international conference to adopt the Global Compact on Migration, German government spokeswoman Martina Fietz announced on Friday.
The announcement of Merkel’s participation in the Marrakesh conference came a day after approval by the German parliament (Bundestag) by a majority of the United Nations pact on migration which aims to regulate the flow of migrants and refugees.
A total of 372 deputies voted in favor of the pact, 153 against and 141 abstained.
In the draft resolution submitted to the German parliament, the government stresses that this pact “serves the interests of Germany” and “does not in any way affect the national sovereignty” of the country.
The global pact on migration will have to be ratified by the international community in the ocher city before being formalized by the UN General Assembly.
Recall also that the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, had talks with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas. This is the first time the two men have met since the appointment of Mass at the head of German diplomacy on 14 March.
The two men discussed the German Chancellor’s participation in the Marrakesh conference on migration, scheduled for 10-11 December.