Secretary of State to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mounia Boucetta, delivered a speech on Sunday, September 15, at the emergency meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
In her speech, the official said that the persistent violations by the Israeli authorities “undermine the two-state solution and hinder international efforts to revive the peace process.”
She added that Israel’s violations against the legitimate rights of Palestinians constitute a “constant source of tension, extremism, hatred, and instability” in the Middle East.
Boucetta also reiterated Morocco’s strong condemnation of the recent statements from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the “annexation of the Jordan Valley and the northern part of the Dead Sea.”
“These statements constitute a dangerous escalation, foreshadow a further violation of international law, and resolutions of international legitimacy, and undermine all efforts to find a just and comprehensive solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.’
Boucetta also reminded the attendees of the symposium of Morocco’s unwavering support for the Palestinian people.
“The Palestinian question and Al-Quds Al-Sharif will remain at the heart of the Middle East conflict and at the center of the attention of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which was established to defend the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people,” she said.
The secretary of state also highlighted the special interest of HM King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, in promoting the just cause of the Palestinians.