Rabat - France reiterated its support to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2414 on Western Sahara, adopted on Friday.
Rabat – France reiterated its support to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2414 on Western Sahara, adopted on Friday.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Monday, that “France is fully supportive of the UN mission in Western Sahara,” also known as MINURSO, welcoming the renewal of its mandate. The country further noted that the mission “plays a vital role in promoting peace and stability in the region.”
The statement added that Resolution 2414 “calls for the implementation of a just, lasting, and mutually acceptable political solution’ by all the parties to the conflict,” emphasizing the full support France has been announcing for the mediation process carried out by the UN Personal Envoy Horst Kohler.
The members of the Security Council have also expressed their unanimous concern regarding Polisario’s attempts to undermine the stability of the region as demonstrated by their recent actions. Subsequently, the UN executive body firmly called on the Polisario Front to withdraw from the Guerguerat buffer zone.
The Security Council’s recent resolution also pressures the separatist group’s main supporter, Algeria, to shoulder its responsibility and to cooperate in the UN-led political process.
The Moroccan government has expressed its satisfaction with the resolution. Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita hailed Morocco’s diplomacy and lauded the Security Council resolution as the “result of Morocco’s strong determination and mobilization to counter all actions aimed at undermining the country’s territorial integrity,” in a recent statement after the Security Council vote on Friday.
France has been a long-time supporter of Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, considering it the most promising and viable solution to the issue.