Spain’s new position on the Moroccan Sahara issue, which “opens a new stage in relations between the two countries, paves the way for fresh perspectives with Europe,” said the Italian news website “Inside Over”. Spain’s support for the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco, which is already backed by several other European countries, including Germany, strengthens the position of the Moroccan initiative at the regional level, explained the Italian news website, noting that the Kingdom’s solution falls within the framework of UN Security Council resolutions and the UN Charter which calls for a negotiated solution between the parties concerned. The stance of the government of Pedro Sanchez “confirms the diplomatic successes achieved by Morocco in recent years, materialized in particular by the opening of about twenty consulates in the southern provinces, the Italian media outlet pointed out. Moroccan-Spanish relations will experience a “positive turning point”, it said, noting that Spain has ended the bilateral crisis triggered last April, when the Spanish government received the leader of the Polisario, Brahim Ghali, a criminal wanted by justice, under a fake name to receive treatment in Spain for Covid-19. In a message sent to HM King Mohammed VI, the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, stressed that “Spain considers the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco in 2007, as the basis, the most serious, realistic and credible, for resolving the dispute” over the Moroccan Sahara.
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