UN GA Vote Against Russian Aggression: "Morocco's Non-participation Cannot be Subject Of Any Interpretation"
Rabat, March 3 (TNA) The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in castigating Russia for its aggression of Ukraine, 35 countries including Morocco abstained from the vote. Five voted against the motion and 141 in favour. The Kingdom of Morocco has decided not to participate in the vote on this resolution, says a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad.
Morocco's non-participation cannot be the subject of any interpretation in relation to its principled position regarding the situation between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, as reaffirmed in the Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, on February 26th, 2022.
The Kingdom of Morocco continues to follow with concern and worry the evolution of the situation between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. The Kingdom regrets the military escalation which has, unfortunately, to date, resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths and thousands of injuries and which has caused human suffering. This situation impacts, also, all the populations and States of the region and beyond, the Ministry says in the statement.
The Kingdom of Morocco reaffirms its strong attachment to the respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and national unity of all the Member States of the United Nations. The Kingdom of Morocco recalls that, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the Members of the Organization must settle their disputes by peaceful means and according to the principles of international law, in order to preserve peace and security in the world, the same source adds.
Morocco has always endeavored to promote the non-use of force to settle disputes between States. The Kingdom calls for the continuation and intensification of dialogue and negotiation between the parties to end this conflict and encourages all initiatives and actions to this end, the statement further said.