Morocco welcomed the temporary truce agreement in the Gaza Strip, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita said on Thursday in Rabat.
He added that the country also praises the mediation efforts of Qatar, the US, and Egypt, which led to the agreement.
While speaking at a press conference with the UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy to Libya Abdoulaye Bathily, Bourita added that Morocco welcomes the “important effort” which resulted in the agreement, which “could represent an essential milestone for thinking about a lasting and verifiable ceasefire.”
He added that the truce will allow for the delivery of urgent humanitarian aid to Palestinian people and facilitate relief efforts, and that the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial for stability in the Middle East.
The top diplomat also called for the international community to move past crisis management and start opening new prospects through a real political process to achieve peace through a two-state solution.
The four-day truce is set to begin on Friday morning, according to the Qatari foreign ministry.
The first civilian captives in Hamas’ possession will be released that day, while Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons are also set to be freed.
The truce will also allow more trucks with humanitarian aid to pass through to the besieged Gaza Strip, offering much needed supplies and relief to the civilians there.
Since October 7, Israel’s relentless bombing of the region has killed over 14,000 people, including thousands of children, and injured tens of thousands more.
Source: Morocco World News