Alicante - Morocco adopts a multidimensional approach in terms of preventive diplomacy, including the political, security, economic, social and religious aspects, said, on Monday in Alicante (east of Spain), minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida.
Alicante – Morocco adopts a multidimensional approach in terms of preventive diplomacy, including the political, security, economic, social and religious aspects, said, on Monday in Alicante (east of Spain), minister delegate for foreign affairs Mbarka Bouaida.
The Moroccan approach in this area is a model to follow and a reference regionally, she added at the 1st International Conference on Preventive Diplomacy in the Mediterranean (May 30-31), organized by the Spanish foreign ministry.
Bouaida, who was speaking in front of high-ranking civil servants, decision-makers and experts from countries in both shores of the Mediterranean, recalled that Morocco is an active member in several inter-regional groupings where preventive diplomacy is practiced, as in the 5+5 Dialogue which focuses not only on defense and security, but also on economic and social issues.
She underlined the positive contribution of Morocco in the Mediation in the Mediterranean Initiative, launched by Morocco and Spain in 2012, as well as its active participation in several peacekeeping operations worldwide, mainly in Africa.
Bouaida stressed the important role played by Morocco in the management of the Libyan crisis as country hosting talks that led to the Skhirat Libyan political agreement.
This agreement is a successful and a clear example of preventive diplomacy as it offers a political solution to the crisis in Libya, she said, adding that the Kingdom is striving, along with other countries in the region, to make sure that the said agreement is respected and implemented within the set deadline.
For his part, Spanish foreign minister José Manuel Garcia Margallo highlighted the need to move from the culture of reaction to that of prevention which should be a basic part of every country’s foreign policy.
The nature and complexity of the current conflicts, and the emergence of non-state actors urge for early warning systems and preventive diplomacy, he said.
Margallo insisted that regional and multilateral preventive diplomacy initiatives can succeed only if local actors are fully involved in solving their own problems peacefully.