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Sahara: Spain sees Moroccan autonomy initiative as most serious, realistic

APA-Rabat (Morocco)

“Spain considers the Moroccan autonomy initiative as the most serious, realistic and credible basis for the resolution of the dispute,” regarding the Sahara, the Royal Cabinet announced Friday in a statement.

In a message addressed to King Mohammed VI, the President of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, stressed that he “recognizes the importance of the Sahara issue for Morocco.” As such, “Spain considers the Moroccan autonomy initiative, presented in 2007, as the most serious, realistic and credible basis for resolving the dispute.”


He also stressed “the serious and credible efforts of Morocco within the framework of the United Nations to find a mutually acceptable solution.”


The President of the Spanish Government also stressed that “the two countries are inextricably linked by affections, history, geography, interests and shared friendship,” saying he was “convinced that the destinies of the two peoples are also” and that “the prosperity of Morocco is linked to that of Spain, and vice versa.”


“Our goal is to build a new relationship, based on transparency and permanent communication, mutual respect and agreements signed by both parties and the abstention of any unilateral action, commensurate with the importance of everything we share,” Sanchez said.


In this context, “Spain will act with the absolute transparency that corresponds to a great friend and ally.” “I assure you that Spain will always keep its commitments and its word,” he added.


In addition, the head of the Spanish government reiterated his “determination to face together the common challenges, including cooperation in the management of migratory flows in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, acting always in a spirit of full cooperation.”


“All these actions will be undertaken with the aim of guaranteeing the stability and territorial integrity of both countries,” Sanchez concluded.



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