Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita received the Saudi official on the sidelines of the symposium.
Rabat – Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud has spoken warmly of Morocco’s efforts to shed light on the Palestinian cause.
Al Saud is part of a Saudi delegation that arrived in Morocco to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday, December 12, in Rabat.
The Saudi diplomat recalled that OIC seeks primarily to support the struggle of the Palestinian people to “restore their stolen rights, against racial discrimination, and to support international peace and security based on rights and justice.”
The Saudi diplomat reaffirmed the positions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its permanent “endeavor to strengthen and enhance the work of the organization, and support joint Islamic action with member states and the General Secretariat to achieve the hopes and aspirations of the peoples” of the Islamic world.
Saudi Arabia and Morocco share similar aspirations, with King Mohammed VI also emphasizing the importance of the Palestinian cause for Rabat.
In a message addressed to the attendees of the symposium, the monarch called on the international community to increase efforts to grant Palestinians the right to an independent state with east Jerusalem as its capital.
King Mohammed VI also renewed the “constant commitment” of Morocco to defend Jerusalem and Palestine and “to preserve the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, by all political, diplomatic legal means and by all possible forms of mobilization on the ground.”