The escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine has become very worrying for Morocco. Indeed, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, spoke by phone with his American counterpart, Antony Blinken.
Demonstrations against Israel and in support of Palestine have multiplied in recent days around the world and particularly in Morocco. The Cherifian kingdom is one of the few countries in the Arab world to want to normalise its relations with Israel. Concerned about the escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine, Morocco is trying to rectify the situation. It is in this context that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, spoke by phone with his American counterpart, Antony Blinken, on Tuesday 18 May.
The Moroccan and American diplomats « discussed their shared concern about the violence in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, which has claimed the lives of Israeli and Palestinian civilians, including children, » the State Department said in a statement. « The Secretary stressed the importance of a strong bilateral partnership and Morocco’s key role in promoting stability in the region, » the same source said.
The American Secretary of State Antony Blinken also confirmed in a tweet, having discussed with Nasser Bourita « the importance of restoring calm in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to prevent further loss of life. He also stressed that « Morocco is a strategic partner, and we will work together to end this conflict.
In addition, the Arab League welcomed yesterday, Wednesday, the decision of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, to send emergency medical and humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in order to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians and to support them in the current situation, which has caused several casualties and loss of life.