Sahara: Security Council Resolution Clearly Demonstrates Morocco’s Integrity and Honesty – Forum –

The recent resolution of the UN Security Council clearly demonstrates the integrity and honesty of the Kingdom in its efforts to end the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara, says the Sahara Forum for Dialogue and Cultures. “This decision clearly demonstrates the legitimacy, integrity and honesty of the Kingdom of Morocco to put an end to this artificial conflict and find a peaceful and lasting solution to this issue within the framework of the autonomy initiative presented as the only and unique horizon to settle the Moroccan Sahara issue,” said the Forum in a statement received Friday by MAP. Following the vote of resolution 2602 by the members of the Security Council on Friday, October 29, 2021, extending for one year the mandate of the Minurso, while emphasizing, once again, the pre-eminence of the Moroccan autonomy initiative to settle the artificial dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, the Sahara Forum for Dialogue and Cultures highly appreciates the diplomatic achievements made by the Kingdom thanks to the personal involvement and constant monitoring of HM King Mohammed VI, notes the statement. The Forum cites, in this regard, the securing of the El Guerguerat passage and its reopening to traffic and transit of transport, the U.S. recognition of the Moroccan Sahara and the opening by several countries of diplomatic representations in the southern provinces. It also welcomes the Kingdom’s involvement in the political solution through the roundtable meetings which constitute the only mechanism for managing this problem, and the completion of this process in a way that leads to a realistic and sustainable approach. On the other hand, the Forum strongly condemns the maneuvers of the enemies of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity and the violation of the ceasefire mentioned in the recent report of the Security Council, calling on all parties, especially Algeria, which was mentioned in the resolution five times, to engage in the roundtable discussions in order to put an end to this long-lasting artificial conflict.