UN: Morocco’s Autonomy Plan, ‘Only Realistic and Serious Solution’ to Sahara Issue – Former Peruvian FM –

The Moroccan autonomy plan is “the only realistic, serious and credible solution” to the regional dispute over the Sahara, underlined, in New York, the former Peruvian Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Mackay. Speaking Wednesday before the Fourth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. Rodríguez noted that more than 100 countries support the autonomy initiative as “the only solution” to this regional conflict, recalling the opening by 30 countries of consulates general in the cities of Laâyoune and Dakhla. The former Peruvian top diplomat underlined that the issue of the Moroccan Sahara is not an issue of decolonization. This is indeed a regional dispute of a geopolitical nature created by the host country of the Tindouf camps, Algeria, in the wake of the Cold War, he explained. He also stressed that the so-called “Sahrawi Republic” does not exist neither from a legal point of view nor in practice, adding that this entity was created with the blessing of the host country of the Tindouf camps, in clear violation of international law and with the aim of undermining the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco. The former Foreign Minister also noted that the vast majority of UN member countries do not recognize the so-called “SADR”, including Peru.