Brussels - The European Union (EU) hailed on Friday Morocco’s “firm resolve" against radicalization and religious fanaticism.
Brussels – The European Union (EU) hailed on Friday Morocco’s “firm resolve” against radicalization and religious fanaticism.
“The European Union commends Morocco’s resolve, including King Mohammed VI’s statements, against radicalization and fanaticism,” European external service action spokesperson Nabila Massrali told MAP.
On the speech addressed by the King on the occasion of the 63rd anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People, the spokesman said the European Union commends Morocco’s efforts in the fight against terrorism and radicalization.
“Morocco gained widespread recognition within the European Union for its efforts in the fight against terrorism,” she pointed out, expressing the EU’s willingness to further cooperate with the Kingdom in counter-terrorism.
“We look forward to further cooperation in the framework of our partnership to cope with common challenges, including extremism and terrorism,” the EU spokesman added.
In his speech, the King called on Muslims, Christians and Jews have to close ranks in order to tackle all forms of extremism, hatred and reclusiveness.
King Mohammed VI also called on Moroccans living abroad to remain firmly committed to their religious values and to their time-honored traditions as they face up to the extremist and terrorist phenomenon which has nothing to do with their culture or background.
“I also urge them to maintain their good reputation, to show forbearance in these trying circumstances, to close ranks and to be, as always, staunch advocates of peace, concord and co-existence in their country of residence”, the Sovereign underlined in the speech.