C24/Sahara: Grenada Commends Autonomy Plan, Morocco’s ‘Serious and Credible’ Efforts

Grenada welcomed on Thursday before the members of the Committee of 24 (C24) of the United Nations, the autonomy plan presented by Morocco to resolve the regional dispute over the Sahara, as well as the Kingdom’s “serious and credible” efforts to advance the political process. Speaking at the regional seminar of the C24 for the Caribbean, held in Castries, St. Lucia, Grenada’s delegation expressed its “continued” support for the UN-led political process aimed at achieving a just, mutually acceptable political solution that is based on compromise, as recommended by the UN Security Council resolutions. Highlighting the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and his former Personal Envoy for the Sahara, Horst Kohler, which resulted in the convening of two roundtables in 2018 and 2019 with the participation of Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, and the polisario, Grenada welcomed this process involving the four parties in line with the Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 2602 (October 29, 2021). The delegation of Grenada also welcomed the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the UN Secretary General’s Personal Envoy for the Sahara, calling on him to capitalize on the progress achieved in the framework of the roundtables with the participation of the four parties as stipulated in the Security Council Resolution 2602. In that regard, Grenada called on the four parties to this process to remain committed, throughout the political process, in a spirit of realism and compromise for the successful resolution of the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.