Morocco maintains that the only solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to guarantee the legitimate rights of Palestinian people.
Rabat – The Moroccan government and King Mohammed VI have stated their “clear position that all attempts to undermine the status of Jerusalem are unacceptable,” Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani emphasized in a new statement on the Palestinian cause.
In a meeting with elected members of the Justice and Development Party (PJD), in Agadir on Sunday, El Othmani affirmed that Morocco has always supported and will keep supporting the Palestinian people.
During the meeting, the head of government said that Morocco supports the Palestinians’ right to self-determination.
In letters and statements from King Mohammed VI Morocco has officially “expressed rejection for the deal of the century once for all,” El Othmani added.
For Morocco, Jerusalem, also known as Al-Quds, is a red line, El Othmani said, emphasizing that the King cannot accept a compromise on it.
King Mohammed VI wrote letters to both US President Donald Trump and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warning against the US’ move its embassy to Jerusalem.
Morocco, along with many other countries, strongly reacted to Trump’s decision to move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
In his letter to Trump, the King said: “The city of Al-Quds must remain a land of cohabitation and a symbol of coexistence and tolerance for all.”
He recalled that the city of Jerusalem is not “only important for the parties of the conflict, but also for believers in the three Abrahamic religions, due to its unique religious characteristics, its ancient identity, and its great political symbolism.”
Repeating Morocco’s position is important
Despite Morocco’s firm position, the government will continue to repeat its determination to support the legitimate rights of Palestinians, El Othmani said, as a matter of national pride
“The positions of Morocco make Moroccans proud whenever they travel in the world.”
El Othmani added that on Saturday, September 28, he met with the ambassador of Palestine to Morocco, who expressed his full appreciation for the King’s support in his messages to the General Assembly of the UN.
El Othmani’s statement about Palestine and Trump’s “deal of the century” comes a few months after Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner, visited Morocco. Kushner met with senior Moroccan officials and King Mohammed VI in May.
Kushner’s visit raised concerns, especially as Morocco has long shown unwavering support for the Palestinian cause.
In June, thousands of Moroccans rallied on the street in opposition to the “deal of the century.”