By Samir Bennis
By Samir Bennis
Morocco World News
New York, September 28, 2012
During his address to the UN General Assembly on Friday in New York, Prince Moulay Rachid, who was speaking on behalf of King Mohammed VI, stressed the good faith of Morocco in striving towards finding a just, agreed realistic, mutually acceptable political solution to the Sahara conflict, in accordance with the relevant resolution of the General Assembly and the Security Council.
“Morocco remains committed and willing to negotiate on the basis of the principles set and repeatedly confirmed by the Security Council, as well as on that of the Autonomy Initiative which the international community has deemed serious, realistic and credible,” Prince Moulay Rachid said, while noting the lack of will of the Polisario and Algeria to put an end to this stalemate.
The Prince went on to stress the efforts that Morocco extorted over the years in order to build the Maghreb Union, and lay the foundations for a better future for the new generations.
“Morocco has undertaken initiatives and bilateral contacts to inject fresh momentum into the Arab Maghreb Union. Indeed, my country believes such a strategic, inclusive regional bloc is needed. Not only does it meet the legitimate aspirations of our peoples, but it is also necessitated by the security and development challenges facing the five Maghreb states,” he said.
On the other hand, he recalled the role played by Moroccan soldiers in several UN peacekeeping operations around the world, adding that since it joined the United Nations, Morocco provided 50,000 peacekeepers to the United Nations.
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