The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, reiterated in Rabat, the position of the EU on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, valuing the “serious and credible” efforts made by Morocco to find a solution to this regional dispute.
“We have taken note and we greatly value the serious and credible efforts made by Morocco to this end (to find a solution to the question of the Moroccan Sahara)”, declared to the press Mr. Borrell, who specified that “the EU supports the UN process and the initiatives of the Personal Envoy of its Secretary-General aimed at reaching a political solution which is fair, realistic, pragmatic, lasting and mutually acceptable and which is based on compromise, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions”“.
Borrell, who was speaking at a joint press briefing after his talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita, said indicated that “the EU encourages all parties to continue their engagement in the spirit of realism and compromise in the context of an arrangement consistent with the purposes and principles set out in the Charter of the United Nations”.
The head of European diplomacy said he understood the fundamental importance of the Sahara issue, an “existential question” for the Kingdom.
Mr. Borrell, who is on an official visit to the Kingdom aimed at strengthening the EU-Morocco partnership, held talks with the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, during which the two officials expressed the joint will of Morocco and the EU to deepen dialogue and cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership.
This historic partnership has continued to develop in recent years, becoming a benchmark in the EU’s neighborhood policy.