Jordan and Morocco share a strong commitment to reinforcing diplomatic ties across several fields.
Bahous made clear Jordan’s position on Western Sahara at the 4th Commission of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The Jordanian official stated that Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, submitted to the UN in 2007, is a “serious and realistic mechanism that takes into account the specificities of the region, the territorial integrity and the full sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over its territory.”
The diplomat added that her country welcomes the “positive engagement of the Kingdom in the search for a definitive political solution to the question of the Moroccan Sahara.”
She added that Morocco’s Autonomy Plan remains “in accordance with the relevant Security Council resolutions.”
Bahous also lauded Morocco’s development projects in the southern provinces. The ongoing initiatives are aimed at improving Sahrawi populations’ living conditions.
Several countries have reiterated their support for Morocco’s autonomy plan and its sovereignty over the southern provinces in Western Sahara during the UN symposium. Supportive countries include Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
Morocco maintains strong diplomatic relations with Jordan, whose King Abdullah II visited Morocco in March.
During his visit, the Jordanian monarch met with King Mohammed VI to discuss topics of common interest. Both monarchs expressed a strong willingness to preserve and maintain strong diplomatic bonds.