Rabat - In the presence of Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his country’s gratitude over King Mohammed VI’s support for the Palestinian cause.
Rabat – In the presence of Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed his country’s gratitude over King Mohammed VI’s support for the Palestinian cause.
In a meeting held at the headquarters of the Palestinian president with Bourita, Abbas underscored the support and solidarity of the King, the Moroccan people, and government to the Palestinian cause and population. Abbas also declared Morocco’s support to the occupied city of Jerusalem, demonstrated through ongoing Moroccan leadership of Al-Quds Committee, headed by King Mohammed VI.
The Palestinian official reaffirmed that Bourita’s visit confirms the deep bonds of fraternity between the Moroccan and Arab people, in addition to the two countries’ commitment to reinforce and further develop bilateral ties.
During the meeting, Abbas underscored the latest developments in the Palestinian territories, including the deadlocked political process as a result of Donald Trump’s recent decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.
The Palestinian leader also emphasized the importance of Arab support for the Palestinian stance, which remains committed to its people’s rights and rejects the policy of fait accompli, intimidation, and attempts to wipe out the cause.
Abbas also recalled, in this regard, that the Palestinian question is the cause of all Arab nations and all free people around the world.
During the meeting, Abbas stressed the need of holding an international peace conference intended to reach international mechanisms to resolve the Palestinian question in accordance with the resolutions of international legality, reported Maghreb Arab Press. This conference, according to Abbas, also aims at allowing the building of an independent Palestinian state with Al Quds East as its capital on the basis of the 1967 borders.
The Moroccan official, who arrived in Palestine yesterday, stressed the importance of visiting Palestine to reaffirm Morocco’s firm position and its support and solidarity with the Palestinian leadership and people. Bourita noted that the Palestinian cause and Jerusalem are part of the constants in national foreign policy.
Palestinian Deputy Prime Minister Ziad Abu Amro and Foreign Minister Riad Malki also attended the meeting.
On Tuesday, Bourita toured Jerusalem, where he performed Salat Duhr (afternoon prayer) at Al-Aqsa mosque.
The minister’s visit is part of a working visit to Palestine at the invitation of the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas.