The telephone call comes after Turkey decided to send military personnel to Libya amid tension.
Rabat – King Mohammed VI and King Abdullah II of Jordan had a phone conversation on January 2 to discuss developments in the region.
A statement from the Jordanian news agency Petra reported that the two monarchs discussed means to further strengthen the “brotherly relations” between Rabat and Amman.
“The conversation also dealt with developments in the region and the necessity to continue coordination and consultation regarding them, in a way that serves the interests of the two countries and the two brotherly peoples,” the statement concluded.
Rabat and Amman share strong diplomatic relations, with ongoing exchanges of visits from representatives of the two countries.
The phone conversation between King Abdullah II and King Mohammed VI took place just hours after the Turkish parliament approved the deployment of its military to Libya.
The situation in Libya is reaching a boiling point, especially after Turkey’s military intervention announcement.
The spokesperson of the Turkish Parliament, Mustafa Sentop, announced the news on January 2.
President Tayyip Erdogan pledged Turkey’s support for the UN-recognized government in Tripoli.
The move, however, angered several countries, including Egypt.
Egypt condemned the Turkish move in the “strongest terms.”
The country’s Foreign Ministry described the move as an “interference.”
The move, according to Egypt, will “negatively affect stability in the Mediterranean and Turkey will fully bear this responsibility.”
For Morocco, any political interference in countries’ domestic affairs is a breach of law. Morocco’s spokesperson of the government Hassan Abyaba said on Thursday, January 2 that Morocco “respects the sovereignty of Libya.”
He added that the North African country “is making a great effort with the Libyan brothers to resolve the crisis.”
The country has pledged support to help restore stability in the region.
Morocco stands behind the principle of non-interference, dialogue, and compromise to restore faith in the possibility of a democratic transition in Libya.
“Morocco has been following the Libyan situation with great concern, especially in light of the military escalation at the entrance of Tripoli and the possible consequences in terms of human tragedy and damaging impact on the stability of this fellow Maghreb country,” Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita said last year.