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Date of posting : May 14, 2018

Moroccan Sahara:  Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Adopts Motion In Support of Morocco’s Autonomy Initiative

The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies adopted, Wednesday unanimously, a motion in support of the Moroccan autonomy initiative for its southern provinces and of the Kingdom’s efforts to reach a political solution to the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara.

Under this document, the deputies ask the Brazilian parliament to officially express its support for Morocco’s autonomy initiative for the Sahara, while respecting its territorial integrity and national sovereignty.

Brazil’s support for the autonomy proposal, considered as serious, pragmatic and credible by the international community, will be in line with UN Security Council resolutions and consistent with the position of the international community on this issue,” wrote the motion.

The document also called to support Morocco’s efforts to reach a political, consensual and durable solution to the regional conflict over the Sahara, in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions calling for a solution based on the principles of realism and the spirit of compromise.

In this motion, the MPs stressed the great importance of deepening the partnership between Brazil and Morocco in order to develop a more ambitious cooperation which would result in boosting bilateral trade and tourism.

The motion, promoted by MP Cleber Verde of the Brazilian Republican Party (PRB), was signed by 260 parliamentarians representing all political movements in the lower house of the Brazilian Congress, including the leaders of the political majority in the government, opposition MPs and Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Rodrigo Maia.
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