Morocco supports all efforts to reach just political solution in northern Mali: FM

Morocco supports all efforts seeking to reach a just political solution in northern Mali, which respects the country’s unity and sovereignty, said Foreign Minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, noting that the Kingdom will spare no effort to achieve this goal.

Mezouar, who received on Friday in Rabat a delegation from the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) led by its secretary general Bilal Ag Acherif, told the press that “Morocco is for all serious regional and international initiatives seeking to ensure peace and stability in Mali through a consensus between the parties to the conflict while respecting the will of all components of the brotherly Malian people.”

“Morocco remains alert to all attempts threatening stability in the region,” he underlined.

Given the spiritual and historical ties between Morocco and Mali, King Mohammed VI is determined to contribute to efforts meant to reach a political settlement that is accepted by all the parties, under Mali’s territorial unity, and lay lasting bases for a compromise to face extremist and terrorist movements which threaten the Sahel-Saharan region and the Maghreb.

Bilal Ag Acherif thanked King Mohammed VI for his role in Mali’s stability and his people’s prosperity, and said that Malians welcome any Moroccan initiative to put an end to differences between Malian parties given the Kingdom’s pivotal role regionally and internationally.