Emirati representative Asmae El Hamadi reaffirmed the UAE’s “steadfast position” in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity. She also expressed support for Morocco’s autonomy plan as a just solution to the Western Sahara conflict.
She also pointed out Morocco’s efforts, which “the Security Council has, in all its resolutions since 2007 until that of 2018 (2114), deemed as serious and credible to move towards a settlement.”
The UAE also backed the efforts of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his personal envoy, Horst Kohler.
During the committee, several countries, including Qatar, expressed support for the UN’s efforts and Morocco’s territorial integrity.
A Qatari representative recalled his country’s support for Morocco’s autonomy plan. He said a political solution to the long-standing conflict “will have positive repercussions on the strengthening of cooperation between the countries of the region and will strengthen stability and security in general.”