New York - Talks between Morocco and the United Nations were “fruitful” as an agreement between the two parties was reached as part of "a clearly positive trend," France’s permanent representative to the United Nations, François Delattre, said Tuesday in New York.
New York – Talks between Morocco and the United Nations were “fruitful” as an agreement between the two parties was reached as part of “a clearly positive trend,” France’s permanent representative to the United Nations, François Delattre, said Tuesday in New York.
“There is clearly a positive dynamic today as we have noticed 15 days ago. Deep discussions between Moroccan authorities and the United Nations were fruitful as an agreement was reached between the two parties,” the French diplomat pointed out before the start of a Security Council meeting on the MINURSO, noting that under this agreement, a first group of 25 civilian members of the MINURSO returned to headquarters in Laayoune.
France, he said, is “very committed to MINURSO’s full functionality”, adding that “the progress made so far is a significant step in this direction.”
“We will continue to fully support the political process led by the United Nations for a just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution”, the French diplomat stressed, noting that his country deems the autonomy plan presented by Morocco in 2007 as “a serious and credible basis for a negotiated solution.”
Morocco’s plan to return to the African Union is “an important contribution to the growing integration of Africa,” he pointed out, adding that “a united Africa is indeed a factor of peace, stability and development for the continent and the rest of the world.”