January 8th was the last day of the AUI MUN'17 event.
The day consisted of two committee sessions followed by a closing ceremony where the President of the General Assembly Maftaha Benchlikha and the Secretary-General Leila El Euldj thanked everyone who contributed in making this event a success through their immense effort and dedication.
The dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Nizar Messari also thanked the delegates for their hard work.
Certificates were then distributed at the end to congratulate the best delegates for their distinguished position papers and outstanding participation during the committee sessions.
Here is a beautiful picture of the whole AUI MUN'17 staff who made sure that everything went smoothly and that every single one of you, delegates, felt well-received and pleased during this conference. We were so happy to be there to help you and assist you during the event! To the next edition! :)
Four committee sessions were held today: they started with a roll call and were followed with opening speeches, debates and negotiations between delegates.
The committee sessions were led by the chair and co-chair who were there to help the delegates in discovering more about the United Nations body.
There are 8 committees :
After the ceremony, I, Hiba Mezzyane took the opportunity to ask His Excellency Aziz Mekouar some questions.
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to ask you some questions about your career. First, why did you choose diplomacy?
There was an opportunity to join the front service where I had to go and be an ambassador in Rome, it was very interesting so I went there. I was really interested by international politics and international relations. I became interested in diplomacy since my father was living in embassies which led me to become more interested in working in this field.
I read your biography, it was mentioned that you were the son of the nationalist Ahmed Mekouar, was it a contributing factor also?
Yes, actually I am the grandson of the nationalist; yes, we were brought up to serve our country.
What would you say to encourage the youth to study international studies, since we need young diplomats in Morocco?
Of course we need young diplomats. However, when we mention diplomacy we don’t really mean foreign ministry, it could mean international organizations and international companies since it is all apart of international relations. My advice is first of all make sure that this is what you are interested in so that you could learn and work on that. Just look around where you can work on it.
Thank you very much Sir.
We were very pleased to make this interview :) !
The AUI MUN '17 Secretariat and staff is honored to announce that His Excellency Aziz Mekouar, son of the nationalist Ahmed Mekouar, will be present among us during the opening conference, Friday, January the 6th in auditorium 4 from 2.30pm until 4.00pm to share his expertise with the delegates. His excellency Aziz Mekouar has been serving the country for more than 25 years. He has been appointed as an ambassador in many countries including the United States of America where he began his duties in 2002 and left the office in 2011. Known for a very fruitful career, he was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Portugal and Italy to honor his services and acts during his diplomatic missions.
See you there!