Morocco rejects Israeli decision to intensify settlements

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, had a telephone conversation on Friday, February 17 with Lord Tarik Ahmed, British Secretary of State for North Africa, South and Central Asia, the United Nations and the Commonwealth.

During this call, the two ministers reviewed the positive development of bilateral relations within the framework of the development of the strategic partnership between the two countries, in particular the convening of the second session of the Partnership Council between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United Kingdom on February 16 in Rabat, and the preparations for holding the fourth session of the strategic dialogue between the two countries in March 2023.

This contact was an opportunity to discuss a series of regional and international issues of common interest, said a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In this context, the two parties discussed the evolution of the situation in the Middle East and the evolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, where the minister expressed Morocco’s rejection of the recent decision of the Israeli government to intensify and legalize settlements.

Morocco also rejects all unilateral measures that undermine the chances of peace, the minister added, expressing the Kingdom’s concern about the repercussions of these acts on security and stability in the region.

The Minister also referred to the determinants of the firm position of the Kingdom of Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al Quds Committee, stressing the Kingdom’s attachment to the two-State solution, in order to lay the foundations for peace and stability.

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