France, on Monday, reiterated its support for the Moroccan autonomy plan as a “genuine and credible basis for discussions” to resolve the Sahara dispute.
France’s position on the Sahara is “constant, in favor of a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, in accordance with the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. In this perspective, the Moroccan autonomy plan is a sincere and credible basis for discussions,” the Spokeswoman of the Quai d’Orsay (Foreign Ministry) added.
This statement comes after Spain adopted an official position recognizing that the Moroccan autonomy initiative is the most serious, realistic and credible basis for resolving the Sahara dispute.
It also follows the recent positive developments in relations between Morocco and Spain. “France is committed to good relations between its European partners and its neighbors on the southern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.”
“It is through dialogue that the common challenges can be overcome,” the Spokeswoman for French diplomacy concluded.