Morocco Welcomes UN Resolution for Ceasefire in Gaza

Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, expressed on Tuesday Morocco’s favorable reception of the adoption by the UN Security Council of Resolution 2735, calling for a three-phase ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and providing for a “multi-year reconstruction plan” in this Palestinian territory.

Responding to a question about the Kingdom’s position on the adoption of the UN resolution, during a press conference following talks with Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Tanja Fajon, Bourita indicated that Morocco welcomes this text, which calls for an immediate, complete and comprehensive ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, a complete withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza, and the return of displaced persons.

He added that Morocco considers this resolution as “a positive step” to end the war, in harmony with the call of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, for an immediate, complete and lasting cessation of hostilities, unimpeded delivery of humanitarian aid through all crossing points to Gaza, and rejection of any population displacement, while considering the Gaza Strip an integral part of Palestinian territories.

The Minister affirmed that the resolution is in line with the King’s vision to end this protracted conflict in the region, in accordance with the two-state solution and respect for international law and resolutions of international legitimacy, stressing that negotiations remain the only way to achieve this.

He said that the Kingdom of Morocco hopes that all parties will comply with the terms of this resolution to end the suffering of civilians after eight months of devastating war in Gaza, with disastrous humanitarian consequences.

In this context, Bourita recalled Morocco’s position on the importance of the proposals presented by US President Joe Biden, aimed at facilitating a lasting ceasefire in Gaza, access for humanitarian aid, protection of civilians, return of displaced persons, and reconstruction of destroyed areas.

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