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Date of posting : April 5, 2018

Moroccan sahara: FM Hands UNSG Written Message by HM the King

 Foreign minister Nasser Bourita handed, Wednesday at the UN headquarters in New York, a written message by HM King Mohammed VI to UNSG Antonio Guterres.

“Upon the orders of HM King Mohammed VI, I handed a written message by the sovereign to Mr. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General, concerning the grave developments taking place in the zone east of the security structure in the Moroccan sahara,” Bourita told the press after a meeting with the UN chief.
Bourita said that the sovereign also held talks with Mr. Guterres fearing that the situation in Bir Lahlou and Tifariti worsens beyond any resolution unlike what happened in Guergarate. “HM the King expressed, on behalf of the country’s lifeblood irrespective of their backgrounds, Morocco’s firm and resolute rejection of these provocations and unacceptable incursions,” said Bourita.
HM the King stressed to Guterres that such acts are a threat to the ceasefire, violate international law and UN resolutions and seriously compromise the political process, he went on.
HM the King, in his talks with the UNSG, recalled that in this regional dispute that has been running for over 40 years, “Algeria bears a blatant responsibility. It is Algeria that hosts, arms, backs up and brings diplomatic support for the polisario,” he added.
He recalled that Morocco is asking and has always asked Algeria to take part in the political process, to shoulder its full responsibility in searching for a solution and to play a role that matches its responsibility in the genesis and evolution of this regional dispute.