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Date of posting : April 30, 2018

Positive Content of UNSC Resolution on Moroccan Sahara is the Result of HM the King’s Firm Action to Counter All Insidious Attempts Targeting Morocco’s Higher Interests 

The positive content of the resolution adopted on Friday by the UN Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara is “the result of the firm and determining action of HM King Mohammed VI to counter all insidious attempts targeting the higher interests of the Kingdom,” said in a statement minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita.
The positive content of the resolution is also “the outcome of the strong mobilization, under HM the King’s leadership, of Moroccan diplomacy and all the living forces of the nation to defend territorial integrity and national unity,” added the minister, stressing that the Kingdom of Morocco commends the adoption of this resolution on the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

Bourita pointed out that the importance of this resolution is, first of all, linked to the particular context of its adoption, a context marked notably by “the multiplication of ceasefire violations by the polisario, encouraged by Algeria, the multiple attempts to alter the legal and historical status of the area to the east of the security structure”, as well as “the repeated challenges to the authority of the Security Council and to international legality”.

This context, he went on, is also marked by “the will of the International Community to relaunch the political process under the leadership of the Personal Envoy, Mr Horst Köhler, on the basis of a new dynamic and a new spirit, while drawing on the lessons learned and constraints encountered in the past”.

It is also characterized by the false campaign conducted through “media tricks”, attempts to falsify facts orchestrated by Algeria and the “polisario” in order to distort realities and disseminate false information on the political process, the action of the Personal Envoy, the issue of natural resources or the existence of a so-called “liberated territory”, underlined Bourita.