Sahara: Peru withdraws recognition of pseudo-SADR, supports Morocco’s Autonomy Plan

Peru decided on Thursday to withdraw recognition of the pseudo-Sahrawi republic (SADR) and to break all relations with this entity, while supporting the Morocco-proposed Autonomy Plan for the Moroccan Sahara.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peru expresses its “respect for the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco, its national sovereignty, and the autonomy plan relating to this regional dispute” around the Moroccan Sahara.

The statement said that this decision was taken following a telephone conversation between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Mackay, and his Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita.

The statement explained that this decision is taken in accordance with international law, enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and in full compliance with the principles of territorial integrity of Member States of the United Nations.

It also comes in “support of the efforts of the UN Secretary General and the Security Council to achieve a political, realistic, lasting and consensual solution to the dispute over the Sahara.”

The statement continued that “taking into account that there is no effective bilateral relationship to date, the Government of the Republic of Peru decides to withdraw its recognition” of the ‘SADR’ and “break all relations with this entity.” “This decision will be notified to the United Nations,” the statement said.

“In accordance with international law and UN resolutions on the Sahara issue, the Government of the Republic of Peru appreciates and expresses its respect for the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco and its national sovereignty, as well as the autonomy plan relating to this regional dispute,” it added.

“The two governments agreed to strengthen their bilateral relations through the immediate signing of a multi-sectoral roadmap that includes periodic political consultations, effective cooperation in the economic, commercial, educational, energy, agricultural and fertilizer fields,” the Peruvian Foreign Ministry said.

In response to this announcement, the Moroccan Foreign Ministry released a statement saying that Morocco welcomes Peru’s decision to withdraw its recognition of the so-called “sadr” – taken a year ago- and to support the Kingdom’s territorial integrity and its autonomy initiative.

This decision opens a new page in relations with this friendly country and will allow to deepen political dialogue and strengthen sectoral cooperation, especially in the areas of agriculture and fertilizers, the Moroccan Foreign Ministry said, vowing that concrete actions will be carried out very quickly to this end.

Thanks to the actions carried out in recent years, many countries have withdrawn their recognition of the puppet entity.

Of the 193 member countries of the United Nations, 84% do not recognize the so-called “SADR”, that is two-thirds of African countries, 68% of Latin American and Caribbean countries, 96% of Asian countries and 100% of European and North American countries.

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