While the civil war in Libya is still ongoing, Morocco disapproved of all foreign interventions in the North African country.
Since the fall of Muammar al-Gaddafi’s regime in 2011, Morocco has rejected all foreign intervention in Libya that “hinders the signing of an agreement between the different Libyan parties.”
Jazouli expressed the Moroccan stance during a meeting between ministerial delegations from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Chad, Egypt, and Sudan. The meeting took place on Friday, December 6, in Rome, Italy, and aimed to discuss the situation of Libya.
“Rabat follows with a lot of concern the situation of this sister country and its consequences, be it in terms of human casualties or its impact on the stability of the country and the whole region,” said Jazouli during the meeting.
“Morocco has one objective; that of seeing Libyans achieve a dialogue and succeed in the process of national reconciliation to restore peace and stability,” added the Moroccan official.
The minister delegate also affirmed that, for Rabat, the only legitimate party in Libya is the Government of National Accord, presided by Fayez al-Sarraj.
The Government of National Accord was formed on December 17, 2015, in Skhirat, Morocco, as a UN-led initiative.
Libya is the scene of a civil war between forces of the UN-recognized Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Foreign forces such as the US and Russia are also part of the conflict.
The meeting between delegations from Libya’s neighboring countries occurred on the sidelines of the Rome MED 2019 conference. The conference took place between December 5 and December 7.
During the two-day event, the Moroccan minister delegate promoted Morocco’s peacekeeping capabilities.
“Morocco acts in its region by adopting a diplomacy based on responsibility and clarity,” said Jazouli at a panel on collaboration in the MENA region.
The official described Morocco’s development model as based on democratic institutions, economic growth, and inclusive human development.
The Skhirat agreement, according to Jazouli, is a major example of Morocco’s peace-building initiatives.