Rabat – King Mohammed VI has ordered that food will be sent to Qatar, the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday.
In a written press statement, the ministry stated that planes carrying alimentary goods are set to fly to Qatar.
The decision is “in line with the teachings of our religion especially during the month of Ramadan where requites solidarity between Muslim people,” explained the communiqué.
The Ministry affirmed the decision “had nothing to do with the political aspects of the current crisis between Qatar and other sister states,” noting that Morocco’s position vis-à-vis the issue had been fully detailed in a communiqué on Sunday.
The King’s order to send alimentary goods to Qatar followed Morocco’s offer on Sunday to mediate between Qatar and other Gulf countries, which severed ties with Doha last week.
Sunday’s communiqué stated that because there are “strong personal ties of sincere fraternity and mutual consideration between King Mohammed VI […] and His brother Kings and Emirs of the Gulf countries, the Kingdom of Morocco has been careful not to pay into public statements and hasty statements which only reinforce discord and deepen differences.”
It added that the Kingdom of Morocco is “ready to offer its good offices with a view to promote a frank and comprehensive dialogue on the basis of no-interference in internal affairs and the fight against religious extremism.”
Morocco’s commitment to end the crisis between the Gulf crisis highlights the strong ties between the kingdom and the countries of the region.
On June 4, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates announced cutting ties with Qatar for allegedly supporting “terrorist groups” and “undermining the security of Gulf states.” Qatar rejected the allegations, calling them “unfounded.”
Mohammed VI enjoys relationships of friendship with Gulf leaders, which makes him fit to mediate the current crisis in the region
Morocco’s commitment to end the crisis between the Gulf crisis highlights the strong ties between the Kingdom of Morocco and the countries of the region.
Relations between Morocco and Qatar have witnessed a steady improvement in recent years. This improvement was reflected in the number of investments Qatar has launched in Morocco.
The latest investment was announced last February when the Qatari government announced its decision to invest $150 million in building a dam project in the province of Guelmim in southern Morocco. The project is scheduled to be completed by 2021.
As recently as March 26, 2017, the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, welcomed the then Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Salaheddine Mezouar, who delivered to him a verbal message from King Mohammed VI.