This is a new great diplomatic breakthrough for Morocco in the Sahara issue. Spain considers the Moroccan autonomy initiative as the most serious, realistic and credible basis for the resolution of the dispute “about the Moroccan Sahara, can we read in a press release from the Royal Cabinet published this Friday, March 18, 2022.
Here is the full press release:
In a message addressed to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God assist him, the President of the Spanish Government, H.E. Mr. Pedro Sánchez, stressed that he “recognizes the importance of the Sahara issue for Morocco”. As such, “Spain considers the Moroccan autonomy initiative, presented in 2007, as the most serious, realistic and credible basis for resolving the dispute”.
He also underlined “the serious and credible efforts of Morocco within the framework of the United Nations to find a mutually acceptable solution”.
In his message to the Sovereign, the President of the Spanish Government also highlighted that the “two countries are inextricably united by affections, history, geography, interests and a shared friendship”. Mr. Sánchez said he was “convinced that the destinies of the two peoples are also” and that “the prosperity of Morocco is linked to that of Spain, and vice versa”.
“Our goal is to build a new relationship, based on transparency and permanent communication, mutual respect and agreements signed by both parties and refraining from any unilateral action, living up to the importance of everything that we share” affirmed the President of the Spanish Government in his message to the Sovereign.
In this context, “Spain will act with the absolute transparency that corresponds to a great friend and ally”. “I assure you that Spain will always keep its commitments and its word,” added H.E.M. Pedro Sánchez.
Moreover, in this message to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God assist him, the President of the Government of Spain reiterated his “determination to take up common challenges together, in particular cooperation for the management of migratory flows in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, always acting in a spirit of full cooperation”.
“All these actions will be undertaken with the aim of guaranteeing the stability and territorial integrity of the two countries,” concluded the President of the Government of Spain, H.E. Mr. Pedro Sánchez, in his message to the Sovereign.