Meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers - MFA Bourita: "Morocco confirms its commitment to always place the Palestinian question at the same level as its National Cause."

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اجتماع وزراء الخارجية العرب - السيد بوريطة: "المغرب يؤكد التزامه بالحفاظ على مكانة القضية الفلسطينية في مرتبة قضيته الوطنية"
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, took part in the extraordinary session of the Council of the League of Arab States at the ministerial level, which was held on February 8, 2021 at the headquarters of the General Secretariat in Cairo, via videoconference.

The works of this extraordinary session focused on " strengthening solidarity and joint Arab action, and emphasizing the fundamentals of the Palestinian Cause."

During this meeting, MFA Nasser Bourita delivered a speech in which he stressed the necessity of achieving a new start for joint Arab action, in accordance with the wise vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God Assist Him, which calls for resuscitating the Arab decision-making power and drawing the contours of a future which meets the aspirations of our peoples for development and which is at the level of the degree of civilization of our Arab nation within the framework of full respect for the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Arab countries,

The Minister stressed the need to move from the level of discourse and theorizing to action, innovation and taking initiatives capable of influencing the course of events, in accordance with the interests of the Arab countries and their common aspirations for the achievement of peace, security, stability and development, far from narrow patriotic egoisms.

With regard to the Palestinian issue, MFA Bourita recalled the message sent recently by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God Assist Him, to the Palestinian President, in which the Sovereign stressed that Morocco, which always places the Palestinian question at the same level as the question of the Moroccan Sahara, will continue its constructive commitment to achieve the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East region.

MFA Bourita reaffirmed the firm and clear position of the Kingdom of Morocco, under the leadership of His Majesty the King Mohammed VI, may God Assist Him, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, in favor of the Palestinian cause and its commitment to a peaceful settlement based on the Two-State solution: The State of Palestine and the State of Israel live side by side in peace and security.

MFA Bourita also underlined that His Majesty the King has never ceased to insist on the need to preserve the special status of the city of Al Quds Acharif, to respect the freedom to practice religious rites for the followers of the three monotheistic religions, as well as the Muslim character of Al-Quds Acharif and Al-Aqsa Mosque, and to defend the historic identity of this city as a land of coexistence between monotheistic religions.

MFA Bourita added that diplomatic and political action is the way to go when dealing with the Palestinian issue, in parallel with the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations.

The Minister concluded by saying that The Kingdom of Morocco hopes that this initiative will maintain its promising momentum and will make this meeting an opportunity for a strong start towards a rational management of the joint Arab action that breaks with past practices and narrow calculations.

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