Moroccan King’s key role in defending Al Quds, shared heritage of humanity highlighted at UN

Moroccan King’s key role in defending Al Quds, shared heritage of humanity highlighted at UN

King Mohammed VI, Chairman of Al-Quds Committee, plays a key role in the protection of the legal, civilizational and religious status of the Holy City, said Morocco’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Omar Kadiri.

Speaking during the quarterly open debate held Wednesday by the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian issue, the diplomat said the Moroccan King follows closely all developments related to the Palestinian cause and continues to endeavor for the protection of Al Quds Asharif, cradle of the three monotheistic religions and symbol of peaceful coexistence and tolerance.

He also highlighted the various actions carried out by Al Quds Committee and Bayt Mal Al Quds agency in support of the Palestinian people in general and the Maqdissis in particular.

Since its creation in 1995, the agency has carried out numerous educational, social, economic, cultural and health projects aimed at improving the living conditions of the Maqdissis and preserving the civilizational and spiritual legacy of the Holy city, said Mr Kadiri.

He cited in this regard, the King’s mediation which led to the re-opening of the Allenby/King Hussein border crossing linking the West Bank to Jordan. The move had a positive impact on the daily life of Palestinians and has facilitated the movement of people and goods.

The diplomat said Morocco remains convinced that the stability and prosperity in the region hinge on finding a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian issue within the framework of international law and relevant Security Council resolutions.

He reaffirmed Morocco’s strong supportive stand of the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to establish a sovereign, independent and viable state on the basis of 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side with Israel, in peace and security.

Morocco opposes all unilateral measures that could undermine the legal, historical and geographical status of the city of Al-Quds and Al Aqsa mosque, underlined the diplomat.

He said Rabat will leverage its special ties with all parties and international community for the resumption of talks between Palestinians and Israelis, the only pathway to achieve security and stability in the Middle East region.


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