Rabat – Morocco’s Foreign Affairs Minister Nasser Bourita has called on the international community to intensify efforts to support peace and stability in Sudan, and avoid any security disruptions in the regions.
Speaking at the session dedicated to Sudan at the Sunday meeting of Arab League foreign ministers, the diplomat expressed Morocco’s regret and concern over what the security situation in the country has become.
He added that Morocco is expressing “unconditional solidarity” with Sudan and will continue to provide all necessary aid and support to help the country overcome the current crisis.
Morocco also supports the initiatives and steps that the Arab League and other states are taking to help the situation, including the sending of humanitarian aid and mediation efforts to build an environment conducive to a constructive dialogue, the minister added.
Bourita also emphasized that the solution to the crisis should come from Sudan and away from any external pressures and interference, in order to produce a lasting peaceful agreement.
Fighting broke out last month in Sudan between the country’s army and the paramilitary group Rapid Defense Forces (RSF). The fighting has derailed internationally supported plans to bring civilian rule to the country after years of unrest and military uprisings.
A previously agreed-upon ceasefire during Eid Al-Fitr was broken, as the battles have proceeded to take hundreds of lives and leave thousands wounded since then.
Reports indicate that over 100,000 refugees have been forced to leave the country as well due to the clashes.
Although several parties are attempting to mediate a deal between the army and RSF, both parties have made it clear that they would not negotiate an end to the war, but only a humanitarian truce.
For its own part, Morocco has been working on evacuating its citizens who have been stranded in the country, with the latest evacuation plane landing in Casablanca with 125 Moroccans onboard.
A total of 572 Moroccans have evacuated the country so far through the flights that the country has facilitated.