Then, Libyan representative Ali Ahmad Al Saleh said after his country’s flag was risen:
“I highly value the resolution of the ECOSOC endorsing the membership of Libya in ESCWA. Libya today is paving the road for the future towards the achievement of the economic and social development, creating a new economy and realizing the sustainable development and the well-being for present and future generations.
"Libya has been isolated from the international community for the last four decades. However it becomes today an active and strong member contributing effectively to the integration of member countries in order to enhance cooperation prospects in the various fields related to economic and social development.”
Finally, Ambassador Omlil spoke after the Guards of Honor raised the Moroccan flag, saying:
“By joining this prominent Commission, my country will no doubt benefit from its programmes and expertise as well as from the proficiency of ESCWA staff in the fields of economic, social and human development. Morocco will also offer its comprehensive experience in development as led by His Majesty the King Mohammed VI in the following fields: the field of human development through launching the national initiative for human development; the field of renewable energy production through the adoption of the largest project in the region; the field of water supplies and conservation of the environment; the field of comprehensive health coverage to reach the deprived and workers with limited income; the field of infrastructure to bring electricity and water to remote and rural areas; the field of education through the radical reform of the educational system and enabling all citizens to enroll in schools; and the field of judicial reforms and through the reforms and restructuring that my country has witnessed and is still witnessing.”
The UN Economic and Social Council had approved the requests received from Libya, Morocco and Tunisia for admission as members of ESCWA during its last session held in New York in July 2012.