Morocco stressed, on November 15 in Addis Ababa, before the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), the importance of adopting dialogue as a means of resolving the crisis in Sudan.
Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, at a ministerial meeting of the AU PSC on the situation in Sudan, Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission in Africa (UNECA), Mohamed Arrouchi, stressed that the Kingdom is convinced that no military solution would end the current conflict in Sudan.
Arrouchi renewed Morocco’s call for peace, prioritizing dialogue, uniting the ranks, preserving national state institutions, and preventing any outside interference in Sudanese affairs, which would further escalate the conflict and threaten regional peace and security.
The Moroccan ambassador also reiterated the Kingdom’s deep regret at the escalation of political conflicts between brothers in Sudan into military confrontations, during which lives have been lost and property destroyed, resulting in negative repercussions on the security and stability of the region.
Ambassador Arrouchi stressed that Morocco, under the Leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may Allah assist Him, stands in full solidarity with Sudan in these distressing circumstances and remains at its disposal to provide it with all the necessary support to overcome the crisis.
Arrouchi also stated that the Kingdom, which maintains strong brotherly relations with Sudan, is confident in the ability and wisdom of the Sudanese people to reach the necessary consensus to map out a political path that guarantees the country’s security and stability and establishes the right conditions to promote development for the population.
The Moroccan diplomat further reiterated Morocco’s call to resolve the Sudanese crisis within its national (Sudanese) framework with no outside interference, affirming the Kingdom’s confidence in the ability of the Sudanese parties to overcome this difficult phase by adopting dialogue as the only means of resolving differences.
The Moroccan ambassador underlined that the first step to a political solution lies in the establishment of mutual trust between the Sudanese parties and the engagement in constructive dialogue that prioritizes the security and prosperity of the Sudanese people.
Arrouchi renewed, once again, Morocco’s appreciation for the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United States of America to sponsor and facilitate the Jeddah talks and ensure their success to reach a ceasefire to protect civilians.
The Moroccan diplomat praised, on behalf of Morocco, the outcome of the second round of the Jeddah talks, with the participation of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which represents the African Union (AU), to facilitate sustained humanitarian aid and implement confidence-building measures between the parties to the conflict.
Ambassador Arrouchi further reiterated Morocco’s support for all other initiatives aimed at addressing the causes of the current crisis to minimize the loss of life of the brotherly Sudanese people, preserve the unity and cohesion of the State and its institutions, and limit the repercussions of this crisis on the security and stability of the region.
According to the Moroccan diplomat, the Kingdom praises the encouraging signs emerging from the resumption of negotiations between the two parties in Jeddah, expressing its renewed hope of reaching a lasting agreement to end hostilities, paving the way for a discussion on the post-war period, particularly in terms of reconstruction and effective response to the difficult humanitarian situation.
Given the extremely dangerous situation in Sudan, the Moroccan delegation reaffirmed the Council’s solidarity with brotherly Sudan in overcoming its internal crisis, renewing its firm support for Sudan’s security, stability, national unity, and territorial integrity.