New York (UN) - Morocco renewed on Monday in New York its commitment to reaching a negotiated and mutually acceptable political solution to the Western Sahara, on the basis of the Moroccan autonomy plan.
New York (UN) – Morocco renewed on Monday in New York its commitment to reaching a negotiated and mutually acceptable political solution to the Western Sahara, on the basis of the Moroccan autonomy plan.
Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, who is taking part in the 70th session of the UNGA, met, on Monday in New York, with UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, said a statement by Morocco’s permanent mission to the UN.
During this meeting, Mezouar congratulated the UNSG on his personal contribution for the success of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, said the statement.
The minister reiterated Morocco’s commitment for a negotiated, final and mutually acceptable political solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, on the basis of the Moroccan autonomy initiative, which was internationally recognized as credible and serious, it added.
The minister and the UNSG also discussed the regional and international situation, mainly Morocco’s efforts to contribute to solving conflicts in Africa and the Arab World.
Ban tasked the foreign minister to convey his high esteem and consideration to King Mohammed VI. He also lauded Morocco’s “noteworthy and decisive contribution” in the inter-Libyan talks in Skhirat, in restoring peace in the Central African Republic, as well as in UN peacekeeping operations, the source concluded.
To break the deadlock in the Western Sahara dispute, Morocco presented an autonomy plan to the Security Council in April 2007. The proposal, which was hailed by a number of veto-yielding countries such as the France and the United States, was considered as a “serious” and “credible” basis that can pave the way towards finding a political and mutually acceptable solution to the conflict.