Rabat - On Thursday, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani informed his cabinet during the weekly meeting that Morocco has resolutely decided to respond with firmness the maneuvers of the Algeria-backed Polisario Front.
Rabat – On Thursday, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani informed his cabinet during the weekly meeting that Morocco has resolutely decided to respond with firmness the maneuvers of the Algeria-backed Polisario Front.
“Morocco has sounded the alarm and warned against any attempt to change the status quo in the region,” said El Othmani in response to Polisario’s violations in buffer zones east of Morocco’s defense wall.
He added that the country firmly rejects the separatists’ attempt to impose the fait accompli policy in the buffer zone.
The Moroccan official also reiterated Morocco’s compliance with the provisions of the 1991 ceasefire agreement.
“This is a Moroccan region but, in agreement with the UN, Morocco has accepted that a buffer zone be established there, for the sole purpose of easing tension.”
El Othmani informed his cabinet of King Mohammed VI’s letter to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, describing the correspondence as a “clear message” to the separatist group.
The prime minister expressed his cabinet’s full readiness to counter any future violations of the ceasefire agreement.
El Othmani said that some media close to the Polisario are attempting to spread “rumors and inaccuracies” about the content of the report. According to El Othmani, those allegations are “part of the media war” against Morocco’s position on the conflict.
In the advanced version of his annual report on the conflict, Antonio Guterres expressed his concerns about Polisario’s renewed presence in the buffer zone and urged it to evacuate.
El Othmani stressed that Morocco is committed to its strong position and that all Moroccans have shown their patriotism and readiness to defend their country’s territorial integrity.