According to a statement from the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salahddine Mezouar, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, handed in Ramallah, a letter from King Mohammed VI, Chairman of Al Quds Committee, to the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas.
The statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Mezouar “conveyed to Mr. Abbas the condolences of His Majesty The King and the Moroccan people to the Palestinian authority and the bereaved families over the loss of their children in Gaza, as well as the feelings of friendship, compassion, and unconditional support by Morocco, King, Government and People, for the Palestinian people and its courageous and insightful leadership, under the chairmanship of Abbas, especially after the Israeli assault against the Gaza Strip which lasted over 50 days and claimed the lives of hundreds of unarmed victims, including children, women and old people, and destroyed vital infrastructure resulting in an unprecedented tragic situation.”
“Mr. Mezouar recalled that Morocco has condemned, in the strongest terms, this aggression, describing it as unjustified and contrary to human values, affirming that the Moroccan people, who followed with sadness and affliction the sufferings of their Palestinian brothers and endeavored, as usual, in conformity with the duty of human and brotherly solidarity to provide all possible help, reiterate anew their heartfelt condolences over the passing of these martyrs and their sincere compassion with their families,” the statement from the Ministry added.
The source went on further to say that Morocco “has voiced satisfaction regarding the ceasefire agreed upon by the unified Palestinian delegation and the Israeli counterpart, on August 26th, under the auspices of the sister nation of Egypt, lauding efforts made by Cairo in this regard.”
Morocco’s Foreign Minister “asserted that the Kingdom wants to ensure that the agreement is durable and lasting, that it provides the necessary guarantees for the non-recurrence of any Israeli aggression against Palestinians and that it puts an end to the causes of the crisis of the brotherly Palestinian people and their sufferings due to the Israeli occupation of their lands and the siege imposed on them.”
Mezouar added “that the focus is now oriented towards August the 26th aftermath , reaffirming Morocco’s support for the actions which the Palestinian leadership intends to undertake, including those to call upon the Security Council to put an end to occupation and the achievement of the national independence according to a well determined calendar, through the borders demarcation of the Palestinian State on the basis of June 4th 1967 with AlQods Asharif as capital, as well as those related to the decisions taken by the Arab League Council during the latest meeting held last July 14th, in Cairo.”
The Moroccan Minister also reiterated “the readiness of Morocco to contribute to the donors conference for the reconstruction of Gaza which was urged by Egypt and Norway, and which would possible now that the two sides have reached a final ceasefire agreement.”
The Moroccan Times.