Rabat stands by Riyadh against interference

Adel Al-Jubeir
Adel Al-Jubeir

Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi foreign minister, and his Moroccan counterpart Salaheddine Mezouar.

Morocco has expressed “complete solidarity” with Saudi Arabia against any threats to the stability of the Gulf region.

“We are in complete solidarity with Saudi Arabia confronting any interference in its internal affairs,” said Salaheddine Mezouar, Moroccan foreign minister, during a joint press conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir on Wednesday.

Mezouar emphasized that Rabat stands with Riyadh against threats to the Gulf region’s peace, and said that the Saudi-led military operation which began in Yemen last year “proved that it was launched to defend legitimacy” in the country.

He said Rabat “rejects sectarianism and interference in states’ internal affairs.”

Al-Jubeir, meanwhile, reiterated that there is no place for President Bashar Assad’s in the future of Syria. He said: “Of course, there is Plan B in case the political process fails in Syria,” without elaborating.

He said Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against Daesh. “We will discuss details with experts from the countries involved to decide on the nature of the participation,” Al-Jubeir told reporters.

Al-Jubeir was on his first visit to Morocco as foreign minister.


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