The Netherlands welcomed Morocco’s “active commitment” to the peace process in Libya under the aegis of the United Nations, as well as the Kingdom’s efforts for the consolidation of regional stability. “The Netherlands expressed appreciation for Morocco’s active commitment to the peace process led by the UN” in Libya, said the joint statement issued after talks, Wednesday in Marrakech, between Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra and Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, on the sidelines of the ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The two ministers also “emphasized their support for the work of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)”, while stressing the need to organize “free and fair” elections in the country. Regarding the multiple security challenges facing the Sahel region, they discussed Morocco’s commitment and efforts to strengthen regional stability, as well as the Netherlands’ contribution to this dynamic. On the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the two ministers said they were “deeply concerned about the grave impact” of this conflict, including its consequences on food and energy security. According to the statement, the Dutch Foreign Minister stressed the “need that Russia ends immediately its war” in Ukraine and the “humanitarian suffering” in this country.
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