AU PSC: Morocco Stresses Importance of Adopting Dialogue As Means to Resolve Crisis in Brotherly Sudan

Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, at a ministerial meeting of the AU’s PSC on the situation in Sudan, Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the AU and UNECA, Mohamed Arrouchi, reaffirmed that the Kingdom of Morocco is convinced that there is no military solution to end the current conflict in Sudan.

Consequently, the call is renewed for calm, giving priority to dialogue, uniting the ranks, preserving national state institutions, and preventing any outside interference in Sudanese affairs, which would further escalate the conflict and threaten regional peace and security, stressed Arrouchi during the meeting held by videoconference.

Morocco reiterates, once again, its deep regret at the transformation of political conflicts between brothers in Sudan into military confrontations, during which lives have been lost, property has been destroyed, and there have been negative repercussions on the security and stability of the region, the Moroccan diplomat added.

The Kingdom of Morocco, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, may God assist Him, while expressing its full solidarity with brotherly Sudan in these distressing circumstances, remains ready to provide it with all the necessary and possible support to help it overcome the crisis, the Moroccan diplomat reiterated.

The Kingdom, which maintains strong fraternal relations with the Republic of Sudan, has confidence in the ability and wisdom of the Sudanese people to reach the necessary consensus to map out a political path that will guarantee the country’s security and stability, and create the right conditions to meet development needs for the benefit of the population, Arrouchi said.

In this respect, Morocco renews its call to contain the Sudanese crisis within its national (Sudanese) framework and to prevent outside interference. It also confirms its confidence in the ability of the Sudanese parties to overcome this difficult stage, by adopting dialogue as the only means of resolving differences, the Moroccan diplomat maintained.

The Kingdom also insists that the first key to a political solution lies in the establishment of mutual trust between the Sudanese parties and in the engagement of constructive dialogue that puts the well-being, security, and prosperity of the Sudanese people at the top of the agenda.

In this regard, the Kingdom of Morocco underlines, once again, its appreciation of the efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America to sponsor and facilitate the Jeddah rounds of talks, and the concern to make them a success with the aim of reaching a ceasefire, aimed at protecting civilians, said Arrouchi. Adding that Morocco particularly welcomes the outcome of the Jeddah 2 talks, with the participation of the IGAD organization, which also represents the African Union, to facilitate sustained humanitarian aid and implement confidence-building measures between the parties to the conflict.

The Kingdom of Morocco also expresses its support for all other initiatives aimed at tackling the causes of the current crisis to spare the blood of the brotherly Sudanese people, preserve the unity and cohesion of the State and its institutions, and limit the crisis’s negative repercussions on the security and stability of the region, reiterated the Moroccan diplomat.

Arrouchi added that the Kingdom of Morocco welcomes the encouraging signs emerging from the resumption of negotiations between the two parties in Jeddah, expressing its renewed hope of reaching a lasting agreement to end hostilities, paving the way for a discussion on the post-war period, particularly in terms of reconstruction and an effective response to the difficult humanitarian situation.

Given the extremely volatile and dangerous situation in Sudan, the delegation of the Kingdom of Morocco reaffirmed the Council’s solidarity with brotherly Sudan in overcoming its internal crisis, and also renewed its firm support for its security, stability, national unity, and territorial integrity.

Morocco emphasized, on Wednesday in Addis Ababa before the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), the importance of adopting dialogue as a means of resolving the crisis in brotherly Sudan.
15 November 2023
Addis Ababa