The Moroccan Royal Palace affirmed, in a royal statement, that Morocco’s position regarding the Palestinian question is irreversible, and that it constitutes one of the priorities of the foreign policy of the King, the Commander of the Faithful and Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, who places this issue on a par with the question of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity. For Morocco, this is a constant, principled position, which should not be open to political posturing and narrow electoral campaigns.
This came in a statement issued by the Moroccan Royal Palace on Monday March 13, after the General Secretariat of the Justice and Development Party (PJD) issued a statement containing irresponsible excessive views and dangerous approximations concerning the relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the State of Israel, against the background of the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The statement reiterated Morocco’s position on the Palestinian-Israeli issue, citing it as one of the priorities of the foreign policy of the King, the Commander of the Faithful and Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee. The sovereign “places this issue on a par with the question of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity,” it said, adding that “this is a constant, principled position, which should not be open to political posturing and narrow electoral campaigns.”
The Kingdom’s foreign policy is a prerogative of the King, as per the Constitution – a foreign policy which the Sovereign implements, taking into account the immutable values and best interests of the nation, chief among which is the issue of territorial integrity.
The Royal Office statement made it clear that “the Kingdom’s international relations cannot be the subject of blackmail by anyone or for any consideration whatsoever, particularly in the current complex global context. The instrumentalization of the Kingdom’s foreign policy in a domestic partisan agenda thus constitutes a dangerous, unacceptable precedent.”
The Royal Office recalled the circumstances under which the re-establishment of ties with Israel was carried out, saying the resumption of these relations is governed by the communiqué of the Royal Office dated December 10, 2020, and the communiqué issued on the same day following the telephone conversation between the King and the Palestinian President, as well as the Tripartite Declaration of December 22, 2020, signed in the King’s presence, the statement pointed out, adding that “the nation’s driving forces, political parties, as well as some prominent figures, and certain associations engaged in the Palestinian question, were at the time informed of that decision, for which they expressed their support and commitment.”