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Date of posting : March 9, 2018

Sahara Issue: Australia Commends Moroccan Autonomy Plan

The Australian diplomacy praised, Friday in Canberra, Morocco’s autonomy plan as a “good initiative” to reach a just and lasting solution to the artificial conflict over the southern provinces of the kingdom (the Sahara).

“The autonomy proposal is a good initiative,” said director of the department for North Africa and the Middle East at the Australian Foreign Ministry, Matthew Neuhaus, after his talks with secretary of State to the minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mounia Boucetta, as part of the 3rd meeting of political consultations between Rabat and Canberra.
The Australian official also reiterated his country’s support for the United Nations efforts to resolve the artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara.
“We support the UN process to find a lasting solution to this issue,” Neuhaus told MAP.
The 3rd meeting of political consultations between Morocco and Australia was held Friday in Canberra, under the co-chairmanship of Boucetta and her Australian peer, Frances Adamson.

09/03/2018