The Forum of Presidents of the Legislative Powers of Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico (FOPREL) awarded King Mohammed VI the “Esquipulas Peace Prize” on Thursday, the highest distinction of this regional parliamentary organization.
This distinction was awarded to the Sovereign following a resolution adopted at the opening of the work of the 26th extraordinary session of the Forum which is being held from May 19 to 21 in Rabat, at the seat of Parliament.
The awarding of this Prize comes as a sign of “homage and consideration to the wisdom and courage of the Monarch who holds the general interest high, to reject differences and work constantly to achieve peace between peoples”, notes- says in the text of the resolution.
King Mohammed VI is “a model to follow” for all those who work for the respect and preservation of the values of peace within the different cultures and peoples of the world”, underlined in this sense FOPREL, where Morocco has its headquarters. as an observer member.
It should be noted that the “Esquipulas Peace Prize” aims to promote the ethical and spiritual values of civic friendship, understanding, tolerance and solidarity between peoples, as well as respect for the rights of people, which are components of the authentic culture of peace.
The Prize is named after the Guatemalan town of Esquipulas, which hosted the signing by five Central American countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica) of a Declaration (1986) and then Peace Accords ( 1987) which marked the beginning of the march towards peace in this region.
Created in 1994, “FOPREL” is an organization that aims to strengthen the implementation and harmonization of the legislation of member countries and to develop consultation mechanisms between the presidents of their legislative institutions to meet the challenges facing the region. face, in addition to supporting legislative studies at the regional level.