The Moroccan army said that certain media outlets have misinterpreted the UN report on the Western Sahara conflict.
Rabat – Morocco’s Royal Armed Forces (FAR) have announced their categorical rejection of any dialogue initiative with the Polisario Front.
A military source said that the Moroccan army “have not and will never engage in a dialogue” with the separatist group.
The source quoted by MAP added that some media outlets misinterpreted the report submitted by the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to the Security Council on the Western Sahara conflict.
The military source referred to some pro-Polisario news outlets, claiming that the Moroccan army and the Polisario Front have reached an alleged agreement on a “bilateral working and coordination mechanism.”
The report added that the UN peacekeeping operation has “developed a draft bilateral working and coordination mechanism with each of the parties to provide a venue for dialogue to more proactively tackle potential violations before they become formalized, and to allow opportunities for the parties to articulate any technical perspective which might be at variance with the Mission’s determinations.”
Morocco’s military emphasized their position on dialogue with the separatist group saying, “While reaffirming the invalidity of this interpretation, it should be pointed out that the Royal Armed Forces have and will never engage in a dialogue with the Polisario.”
The military source agreed that the Moroccan military forces are working closely with MINURSO to ensure compliance with military agreement NO.1 and ceasefire agreements to better prevent any violation of them.”
MAP said that the coordination mechanism mentioned in the UN report is a “mechanism between the Royal Armed Forces and MINURSO.”