Morocco reiterates its support for the territorial integrity of Sudan

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita, took part, Monday, February 6, in the 1137th ministerial meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), to ensure the Kingdom’s continued support for the stability and territorial integrity of Sudan.

Participating in the 1137th session of the ministerial meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council, by videoconference, on the examination of the situation in Sudan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, assured that Morocco will be also of total solidarity with this brotherly country and its people in the choices that will be theirs.

During this “demonstration of support for Sudan”, Bourita reaffirmed the Kingdom’s solidarity with brotherly Sudan and reiterated its irrefutable support for its security and stability, as well as for its national unity and territorial integrity. He thus clarified that “ we are not here to judge, we are here to help. It’s obvious, perhaps, but an important fact to remember“.

For the Moroccan Minister, this is a new phase that brings hope, which began with the signing of the “Political Framework Agreement” of December 5, 2022, and the commitment of the parties, since the January 8, in talks for an orderly transition. He stressed that the political process has been relaunched with, this time, real prospects for the stabilization of democratic institutions and seized the opportunity to welcome the important developments in this regard, while paying tribute to all the Sudanese stakeholders. for making this possible.

Bourita also did not fail to commend the efforts of the UN, AU and IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development), which have a crucial role in facilitating a credible and inclusive political process. , noting that the continuity of this trilateral commitment is essential for the preservation of the agreement of December 5 and to support Sudan to overcome its political and economic challenges.

It is now, when the goal is within reach, that the stakeholders are, more than ever, before their historical responsibility: that of taking the side of dialogue and the supreme interest of the Nation.“, he continued, specifying that “ to be a definite qualitative step, the December 5 Agreement is neither an end in itself, nor the end of the road“.

In this sense, Bourita appealed to all parties to overcome differences and be ready to make the necessary political compromises.

The dismantling of the remnant of the past should result in the consolidation of strong and independent democratic institutions capable of guaranteeing transparency and accountability.“, he argued.

The Minister believes that economic reforms are ” the other leg of the political process. Sudan’s efforts to accelerate the adoption of a National Economic Recovery Plan must be accompanied by active support from the international community, he insisted.

The crisis in Sudan has lasted far too long. Although much remains to be done, the direction taken by Sudan is promising“, he rejoiced. In conclusion, Bourita asserts that the hope for Sudan to regain stability is real.

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