Rabat - Morocco remains mobilized to defend its territorial and national integrity, Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said Thursday in Rabat.
Rabat – Morocco remains mobilized to defend its territorial and national integrity, Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said Thursday in Rabat.
Morocco’s “protest against the separatists’ breaches was shared by the United Nations, which called the Polisario Front to withdraw from Guerguerat and not to change the situation in the buffer zone,” El Othmani pointed out at the weekly cabinet meeting.
The recent report of the UN Secretary-General, he said, was “generally positive” and responded to Morocco’s requests not to change the situation in the buffer zone.
El Othmani recalled the message that King Mohammed VI sent to the UN chief, in which he warned “against the consequences of these dangerous developments on the next stage,” adding that Morocco will strongly defend its rights and sovereignty in this region, which must remain a buffer zone.
He also reiterated Morocco’s position, which refuses any attempt to transfer civilian and administrative units and facilities or to receive ambassadors in the region, as these practices violate existing agreements.
In this regard, El Othmani hailed the initiative of the Moroccan political parties that signed the Laayoune Declaration in this southern province of the country, in the presence of local and regional elected officials, war veterans, and representatives of the various associations of civil society.
The Laayoune meeting sends a strong and clear message of unity throughout Moroccan society when it comes to such causes, he concluded.