On Friday, June 21, Barbados announced its decision to officially withdraw recognition of the self-proclaimed SADR.
Rabat – Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani extended Morocco’s gratitude to the government of Barbados for its decision to withdraw recognition of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Following the June 21 announcement, Barbados joins the growing list of countries which support Morocco’s Autonomy Plan submitted to the UN in 2007 as a political solution to end the Western Sahara conflict.
The decision came during the visit of Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley who paid a working and friendship visit to Morocco.
Mottley was accompanied by a large delegation of politicians and economic operators.
Satisfied with Barbados’ decision, El Othmani said that the two countries share the same challenges related to the promotion of health sector, education, and economic development.
El Othmani also reiterated Morocco’s decision to strengthen diplomatic relations and cooperation in several fields for the interest and prosperity of both countries.
During the visit, Moroccan officials and the Barbados delegation discussed the ties of diplomacy and friendship which bind the two countries.
The statement from Morocco’s Head of Government added that talks were also held on the opportunities for partnership, investment and sharing of expertise, particularly in the sectors of tourism, air transport, and training in the medical field; and in the fisheries sector.
The decision from Barbados comes as support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan gains international support, with Brazil and El Salvador most recently declaring their support for Morocco’s position.