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Date of posting : December 13, 2017

Morocco Made Many Achievements Regarding Its Territorial Integrity, Official

Morocco made during this year many achievements concerning its territorial integrity, said, on Monday in Rabat, secretary of state for foreign affairs Mounia Boucetta.

Answering a question by the justice and development party (PJD) at the house of representatives on the latest developments of the issue of Morocco’s territorial integrity, Boucetta underlined that resolution 2351, unanimously adopted by the UN security council, insisted anew on the pre-eminence of the Moroccan autonomy initiative, while lauding the serious and credible efforts made by the Kingdom to reach a final and political solution to this artificial conflict.

Through its resolution, the UNSC clearly underlined the parameters set as part of the political process, established since the launch of the Moroccan autonomy initiative, which will strengthen the position of Morocco in the upcoming stages, she added.

Boucetta also recalled that the UN resolution reiterated the UN’s call concerning the census of populations in the Tindouf camps, south-western Algeria, insisting that efforts be made in this regard.

The 72nd UNGA and the UN 4th committee, held respectively last September and October, were marked by the support of the sweeping majority of member states for the Moroccan stance on the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara issue and for the autonomy initiative put on the table by the Kingdom, she added.

In the same vein, she deemed that the Malawi’s decision to withdraw its recognition of the SADR phoney entity as a new achievement since it is the first of its kind since the return of Morocco to the AU, highlighting efforts made by Morocco to reinforce its ties with countries known for their hostility to its territorial integrity.