Morocco renews support for Palestine’s statehood bid

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PERSISMA, New York (UN) Morocco renewed, on Monday in the UN headquarters in New York, its support for the Palestinian Authority’s bid for Palestinian membership in the United Nations.

Morocco reiterates its “support for the Palestinian Authority’s application, through his Excellency president Mahmoud Abbas, for Palestinian membership in the United Nations, as a sovereign state, on the basis of the 1967 borders, with Al Quds al-Sharif as its capital,” Moroccan Foreign Minister Taïb Fassi Fihri told the United Nations member states during the general debate of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly.

Morocco, whose sovereign HM King Mohammed VI chairs Al Quds Committee, will spare no effort to contribute to all initiatives and will support all actions aimed at achieving this goal, the minister said.

Fassi Fihri added that the Palestinian issue is witnessing a crucial, decisive stage marked by the absence of any prospect for negotiations, continued settlement, annexation and destruction policy, and disproportionate use of force against armless civilians.

Due to the Israeli government’s refusal of all constructive proposals and initiatives, the situation has worsened, with no prospect for relaunching negotiations on final-status issues based of reciprocal commitments, the minister deplored.

Fassi Fihri pointed out that Morocco, which has always stood by the Palestinian people, is concerned that the peace process has stalled, a situation, he warned, which involves all sorts of dangers.

“Our common action should aim at reviving the negotiating process on the basis of a clear-cut frame of reference, a comprehensive agenda, a precise timeframe, an innovative methodology and an effective part by the Quartet,” the minister concluded.

Source: MAP

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