Spain is called, more than ever, to contribute to the settlement of the Sahara conflict by supporting the autonomy plan under Moroccan sovereignty, underlined the former Spanish ambassador to the United States, Javier Rupérez.
The Spanish diplomat, who participated in the debates organized by the Popular Party (PP) within the framework of its National Convention (from September 27 to October 3, 2021), noted that the only way to resolve this conflict remains dialogue for reach a solution on the basis of the autonomy proposal under Moroccan sovereignty.
“I would not mind if Spain contributes to the search for an agreement accepted by all the parties to the conflict, mainly Algeria and Morocco, which would recognize the autonomy of the Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty”, observed the Spanish diplomat, assuring that Algeria is obviously “stakeholder” in this artificial conflict around the Moroccan Sahara.
In this context, Javier Rupérez stressed the importance of dialogue, especially between Morocco and Algeria, to definitively close this file.
The former representative of Spain in Washington (2000-2004) also pleaded for more involvement of the UN in order to move forward in the settlement of this regional conflict.