Morocco is among most peaceful countries in Arab world

Rabat (IINA) � Morocco is one of the most peaceful countries in the Arab world, according to the Global Peace Index 2017, recently published by the international think tank Economics & Peace.

Ranked 75th on a total of 163 countries with a 2.004 score, Morocco has gained 15 places since 2016 and currently occupies the sixth position in the MENA region.

The GPI ranks Tunisia and Algeria respectively 69th and 109th, with an average level of peace, Morocco World News reported.

In the MENA region, Qatar comes in the first position with the 30th place in the world level, followed by Kuwait (58th), United Arab Emirates (65th), Tunisia, Oman (70th) and Morocco. Algeria is in the 8th position, while Syria ranks last worldwide.

Morocco continues to benefit from a broader degree of political and social stability than most of its neighbors in North Africa, and recorded the highest improvement, driven by lower levels of militarization, said the think tank.

The report also ranks Morocco fourth amid the five countries showing significant improvements in the militarization domain, with a 0.192 score change, pitching the Kingdom 27 places ahead compared to 2016.

According to the report, the greatest regional deterioration of this index occurred in North America, followed by sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa (MENA).

Source: International Islamic News Agency