RABAT, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Morocco said Friday it is closely following the developments in Gabon since the announcement of the results of the presidential elections, pledging support to stability in its close African ally.
"Moroccan and Gabonese peoples are bound by historical ties of brotherhood, cooperation and solidarity, and the Kingdom of Morocco is strongly committed to the stability of Gabon", the Moroccan foreign ministry said in a statement.
"Calls to violence launched by some candidates to condition the outcome of the appeal at the Constitutional Court do not have a place in a democratic process", the ministry underlined.
It added that such calls are not in line with the democratic expression and the respect for the rule of law and show an attitude of nervousness incompatible with the exercise of democracy.
The North African Kingdom calls for "restraint and wisdom to preserve the stability of this sister country and spare the Gabonese people the agonies of division", the ministry added.
"Any other outcome would be fatal for Gabon, but also for the stability of the entire sub-region", warned the ministry, stressing that "only the Gabonese people are the masters of their destiny". Enditem