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OIC: Morocco continues peaceful efforts to support Palestinian rights

The Kingdom of Morocco, reaffirmed Friday in Abu Dhabi, continue its peaceful efforts to support the rights of Palestinians on the basis of international resolutions and the Arab peace initiative.

Speaking at the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the State Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta stressed that Morocco, whose King Mohammed VI is chairing the Al Quds Committee, reaffirms its determination to pursue peaceful efforts to support the legitimate rights of Palestinians on the basis of international resolutions and the Arab peace initiative to reach a solution of two states for the building of a viable state of Palestine, with full sovereignty with Al Quds is as capital.

In addition, Ms. Boucetta noted that respect for the territorial integrity of Islamic States, the preservation of their stability and security and the abstention from any form of interference in their internal affairs remain the main axes around which it is articulated joint Islamic action.

In this regard, the Secretary of State affirmed the complete readiness of Morocco to become involved in any new dynamic of joint Islamic action and to exchange its experiences in this field in the service of the Islamic Ouma.

It took this opportunity to recall that on 25 September 1969, Morocco hosted the inaugural meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, 50 years ago, for the triumph and defense of Al Quds and the Palestinian people.

In this regard, Ms. Boucetta praised the judicious choice of the title “Fifty Year of Islamic Cooperation: Prosperity Roadmap” as the theme of this session given its scope, which recalls the record of five decades of tireless efforts to to direct the common Islamic action towards greater efficiency, the goal being to achieve the economic prosperity and social stability of the peoples of the Islamic Ouma.

The assessment of the current situation, she added, showed the increased need for a new model for the development of the Islamic Ouma which has all the financial and moral conditions to occupy the place that suits it among the nations, noting that the Islamic Ouma represents 24 pc of the world population with 1.79 billion inhabitants including 52 pc of young people and has 29 pc of the arable lands in the world, besides more 50 pc of the world reserves of oil and some gas.

But in return, said Ms. Boucetta, “the Muslim Ummah faces significant challenges related to security, stability and the creation of employment opportunities, in addition to the challenges inherent in achieving development.”

According to her, the development of a “renewed” roadmap is likely to promote “a qualitative leap for our joint action which we hope that the impact is positive and palpable on the socio-economic indicators of the Islamic countries”.

This requires the adoption of an innovative approach that takes into account the specificities and challenges of the global economic order by taking into account successful experiences in this area, she insisted.

For Ms. Boucetta, “Investing in youth is the cardinal issue that must be at the heart of the priorities that are set by the Islamic States.”

The agenda of this session, under the theme “50 Years of Islamic Cooperation: A Roadmap to Prosperity and Development”, includes a range of political, economic and social issues, as well as the challenges facing the world. Muslim is confronted.

This two-day conclave, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the OIC, will also address the latest developments of the Palestinian issue and the Middle East peace process, in addition to the cooperative relations between the OIC and, other regional and international organizations.

An exchange of views will take place on economic coordination to bring cooperation at a higher level among the OIC member countries and concretize the theme of this 46th session.

Foreign Ministers will also discuss ways to improve development opportunities and cooperation by seeking opportunities to accelerate economic development.

During this session, the Council of Foreign Ministers also plans to support initiatives aimed at promoting peace and security, countering terrorism and extremism, and countering the exploitation of religion and religious discourse hate by inculcating the values ​​of moderation and tolerance.

The Council will also review decisions on economic, humanitarian, scientific, technological, informatics, legal, regulatory, media, administrative issues and financial and the program of action of OIC-2025.

The Moroccan delegation is composed in particular of Fouad Akhrif, Director of the Middle East, the Gulf and Arab and Islamic organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Aït Ouali, Ambassador of Morocco in Abu Dhabi, Abderrahim Mouziane, Chief of the Division of Arab and Islamic Organizations in the Ministry and Abdellah Babah, Permanent Deputy Delegate of Morocco to the OIC.

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