Sahara: Oman reaffirms steadfast standing with Morocco’s territorial integrity and Autonomy Plan

Sahara: Oman reaffirms steadfast standing with Morocco’s territorial integrity and Autonomy Plan

Oman has renewed its unwavering backing to Morocco’s territorial integrity and to the “serious & realistic” autonomy plan offered by the North African Kingdom for the Sahara under its sovereignty.

In a joint statement issued Tuesday at the end of the 6th meeting of the Moroccan-Omani Commission, co-chaired by the two countries’ foreign ministers, Nasser Bourita and Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi, the Sultanate of Oman reiterated its support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and for the Moroccan autonomy initiative as a basis for resolving this regional dispute.

The Omani side commended the Moroccan leadership and commitment to a peaceful solution to the Sahara regional conflict that serves security and stability in the Maghreb region.

It also hailed the role played by Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, for regional and international peace, paying tribute to the sustained efforts made by the Sovereign for the security and development on the African continent.

For its part, Morocco hailed the leadership and contributions of Sultan Haitham bin Tarik for strengthening regional peace and international stability.
The two countries stressed the importance of joint Arab action, insisting on the right of Arab states to defend their territorial integrity & sovereignty.

In their joint statement, Morocco and Oman called for solidarity and neighborliness, rejecting any interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.
They also called for a political solution to the crises rocking several brotherly Arab countries, so that they can preserve their territorial integrity, guarantee their security and stability and meet their peoples’ aspirations for development and freedom, in accordance with the relevant UN and international resolutions.

The Moroccan-Omani Joint Commission for Political, Economic and Technical Cooperation, wrapped its 6th meeting held Tuesday in Rabat, with the signing of several agreements destined to bolster investment and cooperation between the two countries in maritime sector, port & railways, diplomacy, and consumer protection.

The Commission decided to create a bilateral economic forum, tasked with examining investment opportunities in the two countries.

In this connection, the commission called on the economic operators of the two countries to examine the opportunities for the development of economic cooperation through investments.

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