Morocco regrets military escalation between Russia & Ukraine, explains its non-participation in UN GA vote
The United Nations General Assembly adopted, this Wednesday, a resolution on the situation between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The Kingdom of Morocco has decided not to participate in the vote on this resolution, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement, calling for the continuation and intensification of dialogue and negotiation.
The UNGA voted for the resolution that condemned Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine.
Morocco’s non-participation cannot be the subject of any interpretation in relation to its principled position regarding the situation between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, as reaffirmed in the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry, on February 26.
Morocco continues to follow with concern and worry the evolution of the situation between Russia and Ukraine. The Kingdom regrets the military escalation which has, unfortunately, to date, resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths and thousands of injuries and which has caused human suffering. This situation impacts, also, all the populations and States of the region and beyond, the Ministry says in the statement.
Morocco reaffirms its strong attachment to the respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and national unity of all the Member States of the United Nations.
Morocco recalls that, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the Members of the Organization must settle their disputes by peaceful means and according to the principles of international law, in order to preserve peace and security in the world, the statement adds.
The Kingdom, which has always endeavored to promote the non-use of force to settle disputes between States, calls for the continuation and intensification of dialogue and negotiation between the parties to end this conflict and encourages all initiatives and actions to this end.
Furthermore, and in response to the appeal of the UN Secretary General, the Kingdom of Morocco has decided to grant a financial contribution to the humanitarian efforts of the United Nations and neighboring countries, the statement said.