The Moroccan territorial integrity affair has gained support from Iraq. Iraqi Foreign Minister Fouad Hussein announced Iraq’s stance on the issue during a press conference with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita, who was visiting Baghdad. Mr. Hussein emphasized Iraq’s firm support for the territorial integrity of Morocco and expressed his country’s backing for the United Nations’ efforts to find a final solution to the conflict. He also stressed the importance of using peaceful means through negotiations to resolve the dispute while preserving Morocco’s territorial integrity and ensuring security and stability in the Maghreb region.
During Bourita’s visit, he re-opened Morocco’s embassy in Baghdad, which had been transferred to Amman, Jordan in 2005. Bourita had several meetings with senior Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Al-Halbousi, and President of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary Faiq Zaidan. The Iraqi officials expressed their satisfaction with the re-opening of the Moroccan embassy, which they saw as a strong signal of King Mohammed VI’s support for Iraq and a willingness to enhance Morocco-Iraq relations.
Bourita also reaffirmed Morocco’s support for Iraq’s sovereignty, security and stability, praising the efforts made by the Iraqi authorities in fighting terrorism. He also expressed Morocco’s readiness to support Iraq and strengthen bilateral cooperation.
In May 2022, during the Iraqi Foreign Minister’s official visit to Morocco, the two countries issued a joint statement in which Iraq expressed its support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and the United Nations’ efforts to find a political solution. The statement also highlighted Morocco’s support for the reconstruction of a unified and democratic Iraq.
In conclusion, Iraq and Morocco have shown strong support for each other on the issue of territorial integrity and bilateral relations. The re-opening of the Moroccan embassy in Baghdad is a positive step towards enhancing ties between the two countries.