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Morocco reiterates its commitment to Al Quds

Morocco is resolutely committed, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al Quds Committee, in all efforts to support Al Quds and the preservation of its religious, civilizational and historical character, assured, Sunday in Cairo, Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta.

The Palestinian cause is a central issue for Morocco, she said on the sidelines of the emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers to discuss the latest developments in the Palestinian question. Noting that it emphasized at this meeting the permanent and unwavering interest that the Sovereign attaches to the support of Al Quds and its causes.

The Kingdom continues to support the various Arab, regional and international initiatives defending the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, she added, mentioning in this regard the Appeal of Al Quds, signed recently in Rabat by HM the King and Pope Francis, who called for the preservation of the Holy City, as a meeting place and symbol of peaceful coexistence for the faithful of the three monotheistic religions.

In this regard, the Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation recalled the decision of HM the King to devote a financial subsidy as a contribution of the Kingdom to the restoration and development of certain spaces to the the interior of the holy Al Aqsa Mosque and its environment, in the context of the permanent care and interest granted by the Sovereign to Al Quds and the preservation of its architectural monuments and its civilizational and spiritual heritage.

The Arab Foreign Ministers stressed, at the end of their emergency meeting, the commitment of the Arab States to take all the necessary measures for the protection of the city of Al Quds East, capital of the State of Palestine and for the preservation of its Arab identity and its legal and historical status, including its sacred places for Islam and Christianity, against Israeli policies and practices and against any decision recognizing Al Quds as the capital of the State Zionist, or likely to alter its legal status instituted by the resolutions of international legitimacy.

The final statement of this meeting also indicated that the Arab side will not accept any plan or agreement that is out of step with the international references for the resolution of the Palestinian question, notably the Arab peace initiative and the principle of territories against terrorism.

The Arab states have also pledged to support the Palestinian state budget and to implement the decision of the Tunis Summit to implement a $ 100 million financial safety net each month in support of Palestine so that it can cope with the political and financial pressures it faces.

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