Morocco has reiterated this Tuesday its stance in favor of a political solution to the Sahara issue, based exclusively on the Moroccan Autonomy Initiative.
This came during a meeting in Rabat between visiting Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita.
During the meeting that was also attended by the Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Omar Hilale, the Moroccan delegation recalled the constants of Morocco’s stance in favor of a political solution, based exclusively on the Moroccan Autonomy Initiative, within the framework of the Kingdom’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity, said a statement by the foreign department.
The statement recalled that this stance was clearly affirmed by King Mohammed VI in a speech he delivered on the occasion of the 46th Anniversary of the Green March, on November 6, 2021.
The delegation also reiterated Morocco’s commitment to the political process of the round tables, in accordance with resolution 2602, which calls for a “realistic, pragmatic, sustainable and compromise-based” political solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, the statement said.
Several UN Security Council resolutions have described the autonomy plan as a serious and credible proposal.
De Mistura’s visit to Morocco, his second since his appointment to the position, comes at a context of increasing support for Morocco’s autonomy plan.
The US, most of the Arab World and Africa, and many powerful players in the EU have all supported Morocco’s autonomy initiative.