Germany has reaffirmed its support for the autonomy plan offered by Morocco for the Sahara under its sovereignty, describing the plan as a “serious and credible” effort by the North African Kingdom and a “very good basis for reaching a mutually acceptable solution.”
The supportive stand was expressed Thursday in Berlin by German foreign minister Annalena Baerbock following her meeting with Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita, who is on a working visit to Germany.
The two ministers underlined the exclusive role of the UN in the political settlement process and reaffirmed their backing to UN Security Council resolutions on the Sahara. These resolutions call on the parties to the conflict to show a spirit of realism and pragmatism to reach a lasting political solution based on compromise.
Berlin and Rabat also reaffirmed their support for UN Sahara envoy Staffan de Mistura and his efforts to advance the political process on the basis of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
On Wednesday, Italy commended Morocco’s “serious and credible efforts” made for reaching a lasting and peaceful solution to the Sahara issue, dealing a hard blow to Algeria and its polisario puppet.
The United States, Spain, Germany, France, Italy and several other EU countries stand with Morocco’s territorial integrity and view the Kingdom as a reliable strategic partner and a key regional exporter of peace and stability.