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MAE Nasser Bourita: Arab Summit, a responsibility not a privilege

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita, took part, on March 9, 2022, in the 157th ordinary session of the Council of the Arab League at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs, convened in Cairo, Egypt.

In this regard, the Minister added that this spirit has been respected since that date, far from any adaptation to a particular consideration, noting that “our attachment to this achievement, which has strengthened the Charter of the League of Arab States and has become one of the primary foundations of our common action, is matched only by our attachment to the collective will and consensus that characterize the decisions of the Arab League”.

MAE Bourita, on the other hand, said that this meeting is being held in the light of very delicate and sensitive developments, which have taken place at the regional and international levels, and the real challenges they pose to health, food and energy.

“The Arab region must, more than ever, keep pace with the renewed demands of Arab societies and the increasingly accelerating challenges facing our core Arab issues, led by the Palestinian issue which is at the heart of our concerns and our priorities, far from any political escalation”, he underlined.

The minister affirmed that the Palestinian cause “represents, since independence, one of the constants of the foreign policy of the Kingdom of Morocco”, noting that His Majesty King Mohammed VI remains committed to this cause and to defending it.

MAE Bourita added that supporting this cause requires advocating different methods and approaches to make it more effective and compatible with current developments, assuring that Morocco, from this point of view, will spare no effort to support this just cause, until that the Palestinian people realize their aspirations to establish their independent State on the borders of June 4, 1967, with Al-Quds East as its capital, in accordance with the two-State solution and the international references in force.

Concerning Al-Quds Acharif, of which His Majesty the King has the honor of chairing its Standing Committee within the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Minister indicated that everyone knows the importance and the symbolism of the Holy City and the urgency of preserving its legal and historical status and its religious, cultural and civilizational character as a space for the coexistence of the three monotheistic religions and a symbol of peace.

The Minister regretted that the Arab contribution to the settlement of conflicts in the Arab region has remained limited and in some cases dispersed, stressing that this situation “is not an inevitable fate that forces us to give up, but rather a factor that should motivate for more coordination and effort to be able to control our destiny”.

MAE Bourita noted that several initiatives undertaken by Arab countries in this direction have been very useful, recalling in this regard the role played by Morocco, under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, towards the Libyan brothers by offering them the best conditions to motivate them. find appropriate solutions to build and develop their modern state.

He also recalled the effects of the coronavirus pandemic which, according to him, “has forced us to completely review the models of our political, economic and social organization”, adding that this situation has become complicated in view of the deterioration of the situation at the national level. at the international level, with growing political, economic, social, security and environmental issues.

Food and energy security, being at the heart of Arab national security, requires collective reflection that takes into account all these factors that threaten the future and stability of the region, he said.

Distributed by APO Group for the Kingdom of Morocco – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad.

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