Morocco Ready to Host Second Edition of Negev Forum in Sept. if Context is Favorable (FM)

Nasser Bourita, Morocco’s minister of foreign affairs, African cooperation, and Moroccan expatriates, said on Friday in Rabat that his country is prepared to host the second Negev Forum this fall and expects the political environment will be conducive.

Following his discussions with Swiss Federal Advisor, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Ignazio Cassis, who is on a working visit to Morocco, Bourita said at a press conference, “We hope that the context will be favorable for the holding of this important event on the one hand, and that it will produce results on the other.” Cassis is currently in Morocco on a working visit.

“The Negev Forum stands for an idea of cooperation and dialogue, contrary to anything that is provocative action, unilateral action, or a decision carried out by radicals on both sides, but especially on the Israeli side, in relation to the occupied Arab territories,” the minister added.

The Negev Forum, according to the Kingdom, “is the ultimate and pertinent framework for regional cooperation and dialogue, which can provide constructive responses to a number of challenges,” said Bourita.

Indicating the political environment that would hinder this conference from yielding the outcomes anticipated from this event, he emphasized that attempts to convene this Forum throughout the summer had failed due to schedule and date conflicts.

In this regard, Bourita emphasized that efforts were currently being made to maximize the Forum’s participation and role in support of all initiatives aimed at promoting regional peace, stability, and prosperity.

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