Nasser Bourita meets in Manama with the Palestinian Prime Minister


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, held talks on Tuesday in Manama with the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, Mohamad Mustafa , focused on promoting relations between the two brotherly countries and the evolution of the situation on the Palestinian scene.

During this interview, Mr. Bourita reiterated the constant position of the Kingdom of Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, President of the Al-Quds Committee, regarding the justness of the Palestinian cause and the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people to the establishment of its independent State with East Jerusalem as its capital on the borders of June 4, 1967.

In this regard, he reaffirmed Morocco’s rejection and condemnation of the blatant aggression and all Israeli violations and provocations in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Al-Quds Acharif and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

These provocative acts and these serious violations, he said, constitute a flagrant transgression of international law and Security Council resolutions, as well as a factor capable of exacerbating the escalation which only compromises appeasement efforts.

He affirmed that the Israeli military operation in the town of Rafah, which allowed Israel to take control of the Palestinian part of the Rafah crossing, represents a serious threat to the lives of more than a million people. Palestinians, noting that the Kingdom of Morocco, under the leadership of the King, president of the Al Quds Committee, insists on the importance of achieving an immediate, urgent and lasting ceasefire, and of refraining from any act likely to to undermine continued efforts for an agreement to move towards arrangements on the exchange of hostages and detainees.

Mr. Bourita further reiterated Morocco’s total rejection of all forms of forced displacement, collective punishment and reprisals suffered by the Palestinian people, stressing the need to transport humanitarian aid in sufficient quantities and without hindrance to the Gaza Strip. He also emphasized the importance of ensuring the sustainability of UNRWA services for the benefit of the Palestinian people.

The two ministers affirmed that the increase in systematic attacks by extremist settlers in the West Bank, at the instigation of Israeli government officials, is fueling the conflict and compromising efforts aimed at appeasement.

Likewise, Israeli provocations and illegal measures aimed at changing the legal and cultural status of the city of Al Quds Acharif, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque, exacerbate the escalation and spiral of violence.

In this sense, Mr. Bourita indicated that Morocco, whose sovereign King Mohammed VI chairs the Al-Quds Committee, strongly condemns the closure today of the Moroccan gate, following the incursion on the esplanade from the Al-Aqa mosque by a group of Israeli extremists who displayed the Israeli flag there.

Mohamad Mustafa, for his part, praised Morocco’s constant and united position in favor of the Palestinian cause, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, president of the Al-Quds Committee. He also highly praised the initiatives and actions carried out by the Bayt Mal Al-Quds Acharif Agency, operational arm of the Al-Quds Committee, to support the holy city and strengthen the resistance of its inhabitants.

In addition, the two ministers affirmed the determination of the two countries to continue their cooperation, coordination and consultation at various levels, in accordance with the common vision of King Mohammed VI, President of the Al-Quds Committee, and President Mahmoud Abbas .

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