The secretary of state for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Morocco is “resolutely committed to supporting the religious, civilizational and historic character” of Jerusalem.
Rabat – Mounia Boucetta, Morocco’s secretary of state for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has reiterated Morocco’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause.
At an emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo, Sunday, April 21, Boucetta reaffirmed that Morocco is resolutely committed to supporting Jerusalem and preserving its religious, civilizational, and historic character.
At the request of the state of Palestine, Boucetta led a delegation to represent Morocco during the meeting, which Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attended.
The aim of the meeting was to discuss the latest developments in Palestine.
The Palestinian cause is central for Morocco under the leadership of King Mohammed VI. Morocco, Boucetta said, supports the various initiatives defending the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people.
Recalling the Jerusalem appeal signed by King Mohammed VI and Pope Francis during his visit to Morocco in late March, Arab states stressed their commitment to take any necessary measures to protect the integrity of Palestinian identity and its sacred places against any actions stripping them of their religious symbols.
They especially stressed the protection of the legal status of Palestine as established under resolutions of the international law.
The states also denounced any plans or agreements that aim to run counter to the international resolutions on the state of Palestine, including those regarding the Arab Peace Initiative and the land for peace principles.