The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has conveyed America’s gratitude to King Mohammed VI of Morocco for the humanitarian aid provided to Gaza. This acknowledgment highlights Morocco’s critical support for President Joe Biden’s proposal to achieve a lasting ceasefire in Gaza and ensure the release of all hostages.
In a statement released Monday in Washington, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller emphasized the importance of Morocco’s contributions. Blinken expressed his appreciation during a phone call with Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates.
The Secretary of State highlighted Morocco’s support for Biden’s proposal, aiming to build a more integrated, peaceful, and stable Middle East. The proposal, according to Blinken, would significantly benefit both Palestinians and Israelis, enhance humanitarian aid to Gaza, facilitate the return of displaced individuals, and initiate international reconstruction efforts.
During their conversation, both officials agreed on the necessity of continued close consultation to advance peace and security in the region.
King Mohammed VI, as President of the Al-Quds Committee, directed a significant humanitarian aid operation delivering food supplies via land routes to the Palestinian population in Gaza and Jerusalem. Morocco became the first country to use this unprecedented land route to directly deliver humanitarian aid to the beneficiaries since the outbreak of armed hostilities in Gaza.
This extensive humanitarian effort reaffirms King Mohammed VI’s steadfast commitment and continuous support for the Palestinian cause.
Additionally, Morocco has stressed the importance of President Biden’s proposals to establish a durable ceasefire in Gaza, ensure humanitarian access, protect civilians, facilitate the return of displaced persons, and rebuild the destroyed areas.
The Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates expressed hope that all concerned parties would embrace this initiative and commit to implementing its various phases.