Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita revealed on Thursday the reasons that prompted Morocco to decline Germany’s invitation to the Berlin 2 conference on Libya. The Kingdom had not been invited for the first edition.
Morocco’s role in the Libyan file did not start with the Berlin conference and will not end with this conference, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs who noted that the Kingdom has been involved in this file since very beginning.
The invitation or non-invitation of Morocco to the Berlin conference therefore has no effect on the role it plays, said Nasser Bourita, reaffirming that this does not change its role: Do not increase it and do not not decreasing either.
The head of Moroccan diplomacy who answered a question from MoroccoLatestNews during a joint press conference with the president of the Libyan House of Representatives visiting Rabat on Thursday, also added that participation in the conferences is not l Morocco’s objective, recalling that Rabat’s role as a neighboring country bound by fate to Libya, is to be alongside the Libyans first, and to keep pace with what the Libyans want to find a solution to their crisis.
As for the refusal to participate in the Berlin 2 conference, which Germany used as a solution to calm pre-existing tensions with Morocco, Nasser Bourita made a statement and asked questions to the German partners.
The question is why Morocco was not invited to the first Berlin conference and was invited to Berlin 2, he asked, seeking to find out what has changed for the Germans so that Morocco is invited for this second conference.
And to add, “has the role of Morocco changed for it to be called to Berlin II? Were there any considerations? Was there an error? “.
“Libya is not a diplomatic cake”, launched the head of diplomacy criticizing those who use it as a means to make themselves a business card. “Libya is a people who have suffered for a long time and the will of a people to get out of the crisis through elections, not with images, a presence or an absence,” he said again.
As for Morocco, it is following an international effort, it does not work in isolation, he recalled, indicating that its work is part of the efforts of the United Nations and the Special Envoy of the United Nations. United Nations in Libya to find a solution to the crisis according to a roadmap agreed by the Libyans, and the pivotal role of the official Libyan institutions which ensure the application of this roadmap to end the crisis.