Morocco Welcomes “Temporary Truce” Agreement to End Armed Conflict in Gaza Strip
Morocco welcomes the declaration of a temporary truce deal to pause the conflict in the Gaza Strip, said Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs on Thursday in Rabat following his talks with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily.
Morocco also applauded Qatar, Egypt, and the United States for their efforts in mediating this accord which could serve as a critical milestone in rendering a long-term and verifiable cease-fire.
De-escalation, as emphasized by King Mohammed VI on several occasions–most recently during the Extraordinary Arab-Islamic Summit in Riyadh–is critical to enabling the delivery of humanitarian relief and in launching a process which might lead to a long-term peace, said the minister.
Morocco highlights that this truce will primarily provide for the delivery of humanitarian goods and for the facilitation of relief activities for the brotherly Palestinian people.
The Middle East region will be trapped in a state of perpetual crisis unless the Palestinian people’s genuine claim to build an independent state is recognized.
He noted that Morocco’s ambition and desire for an end to the Middle East crisis requires the international community to move beyond crisis management to the stage of opening new perspectives to achieve creative solutions to key questions, particularly with respect to the Palestinian people’s ability to exercise their rights.
Bourita advocated for moving away from crisis management thinking and toward a genuine political process that would result in a two-state solution, with a Palestinian state on the 1967 lines with Al Quds as its capital coexisting alongside an Israeli state.