Bourita: Morocco Expresses Solidarity with Palestinian People amid ‘Delicate’, ‘Critical’ Phase

Morocco expresses its support and solidarity with the Palestinian people during this “delicate and critical phase,” while reiterating its appeal to the international community and world powers to intervene to put an end to the aggression suffered by this people and its territory, said Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, on Tuesday in Rabat. The Kingdom of Morocco reiterates its condemnation and rejection of the multiple Israeli aggressions against Jenin and the death and destruction they have caused, Bourita said during a joint press conference with his Omani counterpart, Badr Bin Hamad Bin Hamoud Al-Busaidi, at the end of the 6th Morocco-Oman Joint Commission. Bourita noted that these attacks on the Palestinian territories do not contribute to creating an environment conducive to dialogue and peace in the region. The Kingdom considers the current situation to be “very critical,” threatening any remaining hope for peace in the Middle East and fanning the flames of extremism and violence in the region, he continued. Emphasizing the centrality of the Palestinian cause, Bourita affirmed that there will be no peace in the Middle East without a just and final settlement of this issue. He recalled the international consensus on a two-state solution to the Palestinian issue, with the state of Israel and the independent state of Palestine within the June 1967 borders, with East Al-Quds as capital of Palestine. For his part, the Omani Foreign Minister stressed that the Middle East region cannot enjoy lasting stability and development without a peaceful, just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue. He also drew the attention of the international community and influential states to the importance of respecting international law in order to restore the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.