XI Congress of the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization (AAPSO)

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The RCSCAA delegation took part in the 11th Congress of the Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization, which was held in Rabat, the Kingdom of Morocco, on November 14-16, 2018.

More than 50 people, including representatives of organizations – members of the AAPSO from Egypt, India, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Palestine, Nepal, as well as Great Britain and Japan, attended the event.

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco Saadeddine Othmani delivered his speech at the opening ceremony of the Congress. Mr. Othmani emphasized the great potential of AAPSO, ideas of solidarity and friendship of peoples, and institutions of public diplomacy for remediation of the today’s international and regional situation, which is extremely unstable and threatens peace and stability.

Helmi Al-Hadidi, President of the AAPSO in his speech spoke in favor of creating two new autonomous structures within the organization that would unite the writers from the AAPSO member-states, as well as members of the media.

The representative of the Russian delegation Andrey Glebovich Baklanov delivered his speech at the first plenary meeting and extended greetings and good wishes to the participants from Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, RCSCAA President Iliyas Magomed-Salamovich Umakhanov.

The meeting of the International Committee for Supporting Palestinian People was held as part of the Congress with the participation of representatives of the RCSCAA. It was dedicated mainly to the humanitarian situation of the Palestinian population and refugees. The RCSCAA delegation outlined the Russian approach to this matter and informed about the extent of humanitarian aid and other assistance that Russia provides to the Palestinian National Authority bilaterally and multilaterally.

The Russian delegation had meetings with the Secretary General of the Socialist Union of Moroccan Popular Forces (USFP) Driss Lachgar and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority Ziad Abou Amr.