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Antony Blinken praises Morocco’s commitment to peace and security in the Middle East


The head of U.S. diplomacy, Antony Blinken had Tuesday, January 31, 2023, a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans living abroad, Nasser Bourita, during which he praised the commitment of Morocco to peace and security in the Middle East.

According to a statement by the State Department spokesman, released in Washington, Mr. Blinken, who is visiting the Middle East, discussed with Mr. Bourita “common priorities in bilateral relations and efforts to advance regional stability.

The U.S. Secretary of State also discussed with his Moroccan counterpart “his recent trips and engagements with Egyptian, Israeli and Palestinian leaders, during which he called for de-escalation and an end to the cycle of violence.

During the meeting, Mr. Blinken “commended” the Kingdom for its “commitment to promoting peace and security in the region, including through Morocco’s participation in the Negev Forum,” the statement added.

The U.S. Secretary of State also said in a post on Twitter that he discussed with Mr. Bourita the “strong bilateral cooperation in regional security and defense” between the United States and Morocco.

“We also discussed my recent trip and my meetings with Egyptian, Israeli and Palestinian leaders,” he said after the telephone conversation.

The United States has recently highlighted Morocco’s “valued” role, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, in supporting the Palestinian people and advancing the two-state solution for Middle East peace.

“Morocco has a unique relationship with the Palestinians, of course HM King Mohammed VI is the chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and we appreciate the role of Morocco in aiding and assisting the Palestinian people and supporting the two-state solution,” said the spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs. The spokesman for the U.S. State Department, Ned Price, said at a press briefing at the Foreign Press Center in Washington.

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