Greece has joined the long list of countries to voice support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan.
Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita announced Greece’s support for the country’s Autonomy Plan after meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in Rabat on Wednesday, January 15.
Dendias arrived in Rabat on an official visit to discuss measures to reinforce bilateral cooperation with Morocco and solutions to stressors in the Mediterranean region.
Prior to the visit, Greece said that it supports political relations between the two countries, describing the Rabat-Athens ties as “excellent.”
Recognizing the constructive role of Morocco in the Middle East and North Africa, the Greek minister relayed the support of his country for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan during his talks with Bourita.
“Greece considers the Moroccan initiative (for autonomy) submitted to the United Nations as a serious and credible approach to reach a solution” to the Western Sahara question, according to a report by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
Dendias also expressed his support for the UN-led process to reach a mutually acceptable solution to the conflict.
“Likewise, we encourage all parties to continue their engagement in a spirit of realism and compromise,” Dendias concluded during the press briefing.
Dendias also held talks with Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, who welcomed Greece’s support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan.
The head of government also expressed Morocco’s willingness to further enhance relations with EU member states and to address shared challenges in the Mediterranean region, particularly illegal immigration and security.
El Othmani praised the excellent relations between Morocco and Greece as the countries look towards strengthening bilateral cooperation.