The statement came five days after Turkish parliament approved military deployment to Libya amid escalating tension.
The minister commented on the Libyan issue at a press conference held on Tuesday, January 7, in Dakhla at the opening of the Gambian general consulate.
The official said that Morocco is expressing its deep concern about the military deployment in Libya, strongly rejecting “any foreign interference.”
For Morocco, domestic affairs are sacred and country’s diplomacy should stand by the principle of “non-interference” to avoid issues and conflicts.
“The Kingdom of Morocco rejects any foreign interference, including military intervention in the Libyan case,” Bourita argued.
The comments came just five days after Turkish parliament approved military deployment to Libya, a situation seen as a serious escalation by international powers, including the US, and Saudi Arabia.
“Foreign interventions have only complicated the situation in Libya, removed the potential for a political solution in the country, create internal differences and threatened peace and security in the entire Maghreb,” Morocco’s FM argued.
For the Moroccan government, political conflicts should be solved based on a political solution.
“There is no military solution to the conflict in Libya. The solution to the conflict can only be political, and lies in the agreement between the Libyan parties, within the framework of the supreme interest of Libya and the Libyan people,” Bourita added.
The Moroccan official emphasized the importance of finding a solution to the conflict instead of making the crisis in Libya a “political commercial asset.”
“Libya cannot become a political ‘commercial asset’ that serves diplomatic conferences and meetings instead of serving the vital need of the Libyan people in peace and security,” Bourita concluded.
Ghassan Salamé, head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) also condemned military intervention in the country at a press briefing in New York on Monday, January 6, following a closed-door meeting of the Security Council.
He called for other countries to “take your hands out of Libya,” a country that is suffering from increasing foreign interference in the long-running factional conflict that has left the country in crisis since the fall of Muammar Gadaffi in 2011.