The President of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Alassane Ouattara, has addressed a letter to King Mohammed VI, reiterating his country’s solidarity with Morocco and hailing the great restraint shown by the Kingdom in the face of the provocations of the Polisario separatist front.
The Ivorian head of state assured the Monarch of his full support for the initiatives aimed at further mobilizing the United Nations Secretary General in favor of strict compliance with the status of the buffer zone of Guerguarat.
In a letter sent to the Sovereign, President Ouattara praised the great restraint shown by Morocco in the face of the provocations of the Polisario, provocations “which we condemn unanimously,” he said.
The President of Côte d’Ivoire, who underlined that the Polisario provocations are condemned unanimously, said his country denounces the unilateral attitude of the Polisario front which could undermine the political process.
“Your reaction reflects the respect that you grant, in all circumstances, to the resolutions of the UN Security Council, as well as your faith in a final solution to the whole issue of the region, within the framework of the World Organization”, President Ouattara pointed out, welcoming the peaceful restoration of order in the Guerguarat area.
Several countries have condemned the Polisario’s provocative acts in the buffer zone of Guerguarat, which caused a serious three-week blockade of the crossing point between Morocco and Mauritania, and expressed thanks to Morocco for having secured the flow of people and goods between Morocco and Africa.