Qatar, along with three other Gulf countries, reiterated their support for Morocco’s territorial integrity.
The Qatari diplomat reiterated his country’s call for a “final and consensual political solution to the Moroccan Sahara” conflict.
Qatar also reaffirmed support for the UN-led political process to find an agreed upon and mutually acceptable solution to the conflict.
The Gulf country maintains its position that Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, submitted to the UN in 2007 by Morocco, is a pragmatic and just initiative which could end the regional conflict.
In addition to Qatar, three other Gulf countries expressed unwavering support for Morocco’s territorial integrity.
Saudi Arabia said during the fourth commission on October 7 that it rejects all infringements against Morocco’s territorial integrity.
Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN Abdullah Al Mouallimi said that his country maintains that the Autonomy Plan is a “constructive alternative aimed at achieving a just and a realistic” political solution.
The same statement was echoed by the UAE and Kuwait.
The support of the four Gulf countries came a few weeks before the meeting of the Security Council. The council will convene its members on October 30 to vote on a new resolution to extend the mandate of the UN peacekeeping operation, MINURSO.
The mandate of the MINURSO, which monitors the ceasefire agreement in Western Sahara, will expire on October 31.