‘Positive Step’: Morocco Welcomes UN Resolution for Gaza Ceasefire

The resolution, adopted on Monday, urges an immediate, total, and complete ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, a full withdrawal of Israeli forces, and the return of displaced persons. Speaking after discussions with Slovenia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Tanja Fajon, Bourita expressed Morocco’s approval of the UN’s call for peace and reconstruction.

“Morocco considers this resolution a positive step towards halting the war,” said Bourita. He emphasized that this aligns with the call made by HM King Mohammed VI, President of the Al-Quds Committee, for an immediate, total, and enduring end to hostilities. The Sovereign has also advocated for the unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid through all crossing points into Gaza and rejected any form of population displacement, underscoring Gaza as an integral part of the Palestinian territories.

Bourita highlighted that the resolution fits within the broader vision of HM King Mohammed VI to resolve a long-standing conflict through adherence to international law and the resolutions of international legitimacy, supporting a two-state solution. He stressed that negotiations remain the only viable path to achieving this goal.

The Minister expressed hope that all parties involved will adhere to the resolution’s terms to alleviate the suffering of civilian populations, who have endured eight months of destructive warfare with devastating humanitarian impacts.

Additionally, Bourita reaffirmed Morocco’s support for the proposals made by U.S. President Joseph Biden, which aim to establish a lasting ceasefire in Gaza, facilitate humanitarian aid access, protect civilians, enable the return of displaced persons, and rebuild the war-torn areas.

This endorsement of Resolution 2735 reflects Morocco’s ongoing commitment to peace and stability in the region, advocating for international cooperation to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and work towards a sustainable resolution.

Morocco has warmly welcomed the recent adoption by the UN Security Council of Resolution 2735, which calls for a three-phase ceasefire in Gaza and outlines a significant multi-year reconstruction plan for the Palestinian territory. The announcement was made by Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, during a press conference in Rabat on Tuesday.
11 June 2024