Spain vows commitment to guaranteeing Morocco’s sovereignty, territorial integrity – Government Presidency
“We are ushering today a new era in our ties with Morocco, based on mutual respect, the implementation of agreements, refraining from unilateral actions, transparency and permanent communication,” said the Spanish Presidency in a statement.
“This new era will be elaborated…in a clear and ambitious roadmap in order to guarantee stability, sovereignty, the territorial integrity and prosperity for our two countries,” the Spanish presidency said.
The Spanish government also reaffirmed determination to address together with Morocco “all the common challenges notably in terms of cooperating to manage migration flows in the Mediterranean and in the Atlantic, by acting in a spirit of full cooperation and to restore normalcy in the movement of people and goods benefiting the two peoples.”
The Spanish government welcomed the scheduling of a visit by Prime Minister Sanchez to Morocco in order to elaborate the roadmap as well as the upcoming visit by Spanish foreign minister to Morocco by late March.
Morocco’s foreign ministry had welcomed Spain’s support for the autonomy initiative and for fostering ties on the basis of transparency and mutual respect.
The Royal palace, earlier in the day, had said that Sanchez sent a letter to King Mohammed VI in which he described Morocco’s autonomy plan as a “serious, realistic and credible” basis for the resolution of the Sahara issue and took a pledge to improve ties.