During its participation, Morocco proposed measures to create an international mechanism to protest the legitimate rights of Palestinians.
Rabat – The President of the House of Advisors, Hakim Benchamach, is leading a large delegation to represent Morocco during the 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which opened on Saturday in Doha.
The symposium is convening the speakers of 80 parliaments from around the world, in addition to more than 2270 MPs from 162 countries, including Morocco.
Before the opening of the symposium, Morocco’s delegation introduced a proposal to establish a mechanism to ensure international protection for the Palestinian people.
Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) reported that the Moroccan proposal is part of Morocco’s efforts and with “the positions it has always expressed in favor of Arab issues, notably the Palestinian cause.”
The proposal is in line with the instructions of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee.
In addition, a committee was formed to draft a unified article containing the proposals from Morocco, Kuwait, Indonesia and Turkey under the title “Protection of the Palestinian people, rejection of the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan and strengthening of the values of coexistence between peoples and religions.”
Morocco is on the list of the countries which has long expressed unwavering support for the Palestinian cause.
On March 30, King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis signed the Jerusalem Appeal during the papal visit to Morocco.
The appeal said, “We believe it is important to preserve the Holy City of Jerusalem (Al-Quds Al-Sharif) as a shared heritage of humankind and to safeguard it, above all for the believers of the three monotheistic religions, as a symbol of peaceful coexistence and as a meeting place where mutual esteem and dialogue are fostered.”
The decision to sign the appeal received applause from several countries and institutions, including the European Union and the United Nations.
The spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, said that the Jerusalem appeal signed by King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis “goes along the lines of what the Secretary-General has been saying for a quite long time, that Jerusalem has a sacred character for Jews, for Christians and Muslims and that it needs to be preserved.”
The 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union is expected to address several issues, including international peace and security for international humanitarian law.