Sultanate of Oman Reiterates Constant Stance in Support of Morocco’s Territorial Integrity – FM

The Sultanate of Oman, through its Minister of Foreign Affairs Badr Bin Hamad Bin Hamoud Al-Busaidi, reiterated on Tuesday its constant support for the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco. Speaking at the opening of the 6th Morocco-Oman Joint Commission, which he co-chaired with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, the Omani top diplomat noted that his country, based on this constant principle, reaffirms its interest in and support for a just, peaceful and lasting political solution to the Sahara issue, pointing out that the Sultanate of Oman highly appreciates HM King Mohammed VI’s wisdom in taking the autonomy initiative to achieve security, stability and development for the region and its people. He also stressed the convergence of political views between the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Morocco on a number of regional and international issues and the importance of resolving them through dialogue and peaceful, realistic means in accordance with international legality and respect for the sovereignty of States, their territorial integrity and their legitimate rights. The Omani minister also called on the international community to apply international legality and allow the Palestinian people to be independent on the basis of the Security Council resolutions, the 1967 borders and the Arab Peace Initiative, expressing his appreciation and highlighting the efforts of HM King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee. The relations between the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Morocco are genuine, constant and lasting, based on trust and respect, cordiality and cooperation for good and peace, he said, noting that these relations have developed to meet the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples through fruitful cooperation in all promising and mutually beneficial fields at the political, economic, cultural and scientific levels, in accordance with the high directives of the rulers of the two countries. Badr Bin Hamad Bin Hamoud Al-Busaidi also expressed hope that the results of the 6th session of the Joint Commission would be implemented, especially through diversified economic projects and investment opportunities, expressing his country’s support for the future of the partnership with Morocco.