Egypt supports Morocco’s territorial integrity

Mamiky Motshwane

Egypt, according to Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, supports Morocco’s territorial integrity and is dedicated to finding an international solution to the Western Sahara issue.
After a session of talks in Rabat, Shoukry said Egypt’s position was “in support of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco and its commitment to the international solution to the Sahara issue, as well as its support for what came in Security Council resolutions, most recently Resolution No. 2602.”

They emphasized the significance of “achieving effective international cooperation to fight all cross-border security challenges, including terrorism, extremism, and cybercrime, as well as maintaining coordination and collaboration within the Mediterranean area in a way that boosts efforts to achieve sustainable development, security, and stability, combat terrorism, and thoroughly handle the issue of migration.”

Bourita relayed “Morocco’s full support for Egyptian water security as an integral part of Arab water security” and the need to “find unilateral policies in connection with international rivers.”
The Egyptian foreign minister thanked King Mohammed VI’s Al-Quds Committee for assisting Jerusalemites and safeguarding Jerusalem’s Arab and Islamic identity, legal position, civilizational status, and symbolism as a land for cooperation among three religions.

The Moroccan foreign minister lauded Egypt’s concrete assistance to the Palestinian people. The two ministers also reviewed the recent developments in the Libyan issue, and they reaffirmed their support for non-interference discussion. Egypt’s hosting of the Libyan Constitutional Committee was lauded by the Moroccan minister. More than 20 African and Arab nations have established consulates in Dakhla and Laayoune, demonstrating their support for the region’s Moroccan identity. In the meanwhile, the United States, Spain, France, the Arab League, and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have all expressed support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan.

As part of Security Council resolutions and the efforts of discussions in Paris and Berlin, the two parties emphasized the necessity for all foreign forces, mercenaries, and foreign fighters to leave Libya within a certain time period. They urged the 5+5 Committee to continue its assistance and emphasized the need of reconciliation.