The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, expressed before the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (PSC-AU), Morocco’s solidarity with Sudan brother.
The Kingdom of Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, expresses its total solidarity with brotherly Sudan in these difficult conditions and remains ready to provide the necessary and possible support to help it overcome this crisis, the minister indicated during a meeting of the PSC, held on Saturday by videoconference, at the level of Heads of State and Government on the situation in Sudan.
In this regard, Bourita stressed that Morocco, which is linked to the Republic of Sudan by deep-rooted fraternal relations, is confident in the capacity and wisdom of the Sudanese people with its various components, to reach the necessary compromises in order to strengthen the foundations of a political process that preserves the security and stability of their country and meets their development needs.
For Morocco, he continued, the first key to a political solution lies in the establishment of mutual trust between the brothers and the start of a fruitful dialogue to achieve a lasting peace that guarantees the people Sudanese brother security, stability and prosperity.
In this regard, the Minister expressed the Kingdom’s satisfaction with the fruitful steps taken by the parties in conflict during the meetings in Jeddah with Saudi and American mediation to facilitate the delivery of relief aid to the Sudanese people, and the ceasefire agreement of May 20, 2023, with the establishment of an international mechanism to monitor compliance with it, and “which we hope will allow the movement of civilians and the arrival of aid”.
While deploring the human losses and material damage caused by the clashes, the Minister called for intensifying good offices and efforts to support the peace process in Sudan and preserve its territorial integrity and national sovereignty in strengthening peace and the stability of the region.
In this sense, he recalled that the ceasefire agreement constitutes a good positive step which must be consolidated to make it a basis, stressing the need to intensify the diplomatic effort undertaken by brotherly and friendly countries and international and regional organizations involved in supporting stability in Sudan with a view to building confidence-building measures and protecting the potential of the Sudanese people.
Bourita, in this regard, considered it appropriate to examine the possibility of dispatching a mission of the Peace and Security Council in the near future to Sudan for discussions with the Sudanese parties on the means to resolve this crisis.
Today’s meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union is a message of hope to the people of Sudan which shows that the African Union which is involved in the tripartite mechanism (the United Nations, the African Union and IGAD) to find a comprehensive and accepted solution to the Sudanese crisis since its beginning, continues its good offices with the same determination to make peace in Sudan a lived reality, Bourita affirmed.
With regard to the emergency plan to de-escalate the current crisis in Sudan and which falls within the framework of paragraph 10 of the declaration of the extraordinary ministerial meeting on Sudan (20 April), he said , the Kingdom of Morocco considers that this plan constitutes a platform for the resolution of the crisis while taking into consideration the added value of the initiative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America and the positive results resulting from the Jeddah process, as well as the efforts of the tripartite mechanism, while welcoming the desired complementarity between these initiatives.
The Head of Moroccan diplomacy, moreover, made a point of indicating that Morocco calls for circumscribing this crisis within its Sudanese-Sudanese national framework and prohibiting foreign interventions in the internal affairs of the united country and thus avoiding the escalation of the conflict and threat to regional peace and security.