The Moroccan Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU), Mohammed Arrouchi reiterated his support for “resolving the Libyan crisis peacefully, through dialogue, and without foreign interference.”
Arrouchi said that “Morocco was on the side of the national institutions in Libya, and provided support and assistance to get out of the current crisis without any interference in Libyan affairs.” He referred to Rabat’s efforts to “embrace the Libyan dialogue that resulted in the Skhirat Agreement, and the Bouznika consultations.”
The diplomat noted that Rabat “was able, thanks to its foreign policy based on the principles of maintaining international peace and security, to play a role in settling the Libyan crisis. The Skhirat Agreement remains the reliable basis for a lasting political solution for Libya, as well as the only framework to end the crisis.”
Arrouchi stressed that Morocco “remains committed to peaceful solutions by the Libyans, far from any foreign interference or military solution.”
On Monday, Morocco’s Foreign Minister, Nasser Bourita affirmed that only elections can solve the Libyan crisis, noting Morocco’s commitment to supporting dialogue between the rival Libyan parties.
This was during a joint press conference with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily in Rabat. Bourita emphasized that Morocco is “supporting the territorial integrity of Libya and that the solution to the dispute should be based on respecting the country’s integrity and sovereignty.”
He also renewed Morocco’s support for inter-Libyan dialogue, affirming the kingdom’s rejection of any foreign interference in the conflict. Bourita reassured Libyans that Morocco will “continue to contribute to the UN-led political process,” stressing that the country “will never take a biased position in the Libyan dossier.”
The Moroccan FM ended his comments by pledging Rabat’s unwavering support of the UN-led political process. “Morocco seeks to upgrade its contributions to the process to see Libyans enjoying legitimate rights, prosperity, and peace without foreign interference,” he vowed.