UNGA: Morocco reiterates its constant support for Palestinian cause, peace in Libya

UNGA: Morocco reiterates its constant support for Palestinian cause, peace in Libya

Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, reaffirmed, Tuesday before the UN General Assembly, Morocco’s constant position in favor of the Palestinian issue, based on the two-state solution, as well as its commitment to continue its efforts to promote a peaceful settlement in Libya.

Akhannouch recalled, in his address, the message addressed by King Mohammed VI to Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen, president of the State of Palestine, on December 20, 2020, in which the Sovereign reiterated the Kingdom’s constant position on the Palestinian issue, based on the two-state solution, as internationally agreed, as well as the commitment to negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli parties as the only way to achieve a final, lasting and comprehensive settlement to this conflict.

In his capacity as Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, under the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the King reaffirmed that Morocco will spare no effort to preserve the historical and ancestral identity of the Holy City, as a land of coexistence and peace, and to continue to defend the special status of the city of Al Quds Asharif and the respect of the freedom of religious rites for the followers of the three monotheistic religions, and to safeguard the inviolability of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

As part of Morocco’s constant commitment to improving the living conditions of the Palestinians, the King led a mediation that resulted in the opening, without interruption, of the Allenby/King Hussein border crossing, linking the West Bank and Jordan, which will reflect positively on the lives of the Palestinians and will have a beneficial impact on the daily lives of the Palestinians and facilitate the movement of people and goods.

Referring to the situation in Libya, the Head of Government recalled that on the basis of the history and the common destiny linking Morocco to this country, and the positive momentum created by the Skhirat agreement and the Bouznika talks, the Kingdom continues its efforts to help achieve a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

“Morocco remains convinced that the crisis in Libya can only be solved by Libyans themselves without foreign intervention or agenda,” he said, recalling that the Kingdom welcomes the appointment of Abdoulaye Bathily to the post of Special Representative for Libya and head of the UN Support Mission in that country, and expresses its full readiness to cooperate with him in order to contribute effectively to the efforts made so that the Libyan parties reach the necessary consensus for the holding of legislative and presidential elections, as the only way to overcome the current situation.

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