Singapore hails Morocco’s serious & credible efforts to settle Sahara issue
Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday commended Morocco for the “serious” and “credible” efforts it makes in the framework of the autonomy plan to resolve the Sahara issue.
The Singaporean minister’s statement came during a joint press briefing with his Moroccan peer Nasser Bourita, after their talks in Rabat.
The head of Singaporean diplomacy welcomed the “serious” and “credible” efforts made by Morocco, under its autonomy plan, to resolve the conflict around the Moroccan Sahara and to guarantee peace and security in the region.
“We adhere to the principles of the United Nations and UN resolutions” on the Moroccan Sahara issue, including Resolution 2602, he said, welcoming in this context, the efforts of the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Moroccan Sahara, Staffan de Mistura.
The Singaporean official called on all parties concerned to work for keeping peace, in full transparency, to end this conflict that has lasted too long.