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Date of posting : August 12, 2018

Security Council Members Unanimously Support Political Solution to Dispute over Moroccan Sahara

UN Security Council members have unanimously reaffirmed their strong support for a realistic and pragmatic solution based on compromise to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, in accordance with resolution 2414, adopted on 27 April 2018, according to diplomatic sources in New York.
This position was expressed during the Council’s closed consultations held Wednesday afternoon, in which Personal Envoy Horst Köhler briefed the Council’s members about his visit to the region last June.

In this regard, members of the Council have expressed their support to the Moroccan autonomy initiative as a serious, credible and sustainable solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara. Other members expressed appreciation for Morocco’s efforts for political empowerment and the economic and social development of the southern provinces.

The support, by the members of the United Nations Security Council, for the realistic, pragmatic and compromise political solution to this regional dispute is a further reaffirmation that the obsolete, outdated and unrealistic plans and proposals supported by Algeria and the “Polisario” are no longer possible.