UN Sahara Envoy meets in Rabat Moroccan Foreign Minister

UN Sahara Envoy meets in Rabat Moroccan Foreign Minister

UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy for the Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, conferred on Thursday in Rabat with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita on the Sahara.

During the talks, attended by Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Omar Hilale, the Moroccan top diplomat reiterated the fundamentals of the Kingdom’s position as stated in the speeches made by King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the 45th and 46th anniversaries of the Green March, said a press release issued by the Moroccan Foreign Ministry.

Indeed, the Sovereign had reaffirmed Morocco’s commitment to the resumption of the political process under the exclusive auspices of the UN to achieve a political solution on the basis of the Moroccan Autonomy Initiative and within the framework of the roundtables format gathering the four participants, underlined the statement.

De Mistura’s visit to Morocco is part of his first regional tour to the region in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2602, adopted on October 29, 2021.

This resolution calls on the parties to continue their commitment to the roundtable process, in a spirit of realism and compromise, to achieve a realistic, pragmatic, sustainable political solution based on compromise.

Staffan de Mistura is expected to visit Algiers and Mauritania before ending his regional tour on Saturday, January 15.

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