The Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Bourita, said that Morocco “provides its full support to Libya to become a strong and democratic country capable of contributing to the advancement of Maghreb integration.”
In a speech on the occasion of the ministerial meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) on national reconciliation in Libya, Bourita said that “the position of Morocco on the Libyan issue remains constant and clear.”
He said that Libya is “a key partner in the construction of the Maghreb, and the achievement of the aspirations of the peoples of the Maghreb for integration and development”.
Bourita confirmed Morocco’s support of the efforts made by the Libyan Presidential Council and by Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of Congo and Chairman of the African Union High-Level Committee on Libya, in order to hold a comprehensive conference for national reconciliation in Libya.
“In accordance with the High Royal Directives of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Kingdom of Morocco has been one of the first to accompany the efforts made by the Libyan parties to overcome the delicate transition phase that Libya is going through, with the aim of achieving its aspirations to build a democratic state, united and unified in its sovereignty, territory, and national cohesion. In this sense and since the beginning of the crisis, Morocco is committed with determination and dynamism in international and regional efforts to reconcile the Libyan parties, and facilitate their efforts to find a consensual solution, always calling for the adoption of a comprehensive approach, based on dialogue and consensus, to build a state of institutions.
Morocco – King, government, and people – stands by the brotherly Libyan people.” He stressed the need to “preserve the national unity and territorial integrity of the Libyan state and considering the adoption of a national dialogue, with the participation of all components of the Libyan people as the only way to reach this stage.”