Morocco’s government has long reiterated that; “position on the Palestinian cause is constant.”
Hilale recalled Morocco’s unchanging position during a ministerial preparatory meeting for the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.
The Moroccan ambassador said that Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, is clear in its “full support to the brotherly Palestinian people in defending their just cause and recovering their legitimate rights to establish an independent State, with East Jerusalem as its capitals.”
The Moroccan position is in line with the relevant UN Resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative, as well as the two State solution recognized by the international community, added Hilale.
The diplomat said that Morocco categorically rejects all “unilateral measures and decisions aimed at changing the legal, historical, spiritual and demographicé status of East Jerusalem.”
Hilale also reaffirmed Morocco’s firm position on the need to preserve the holy city of Jerusalem as a heritage site for humanity, a “place where the three monotheistic religions meet and coexist.”
For Morocco, Jerusalem, also known as Al-Quds, is a red line. The country rejects any compromise on this point.
In December 2017, King Mohammed VI sent a message to US President Donald Trump to express “deep concern” over the US move to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“The city of Al-Quds must remain a land of cohabitation and a symbol of coexistence and tolerance for all,” said King Mohammed VI in his letter.
Morocco is also among the countries to reject the US Peace Plan, also known as the “Deal of the Century.”
In September, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani renewed Morocco’s vow to stand with the people of Palestine. The politician expressed the position of King Mohammed VI and Morocco, stating their “clear position that all attempts to undermine the status of Jerusalem are unacceptable.”
He added that the King and the country officially “expressed rejection for the deal of the century once and for all.”