Saudi Arabia: We support Morocco in finding a solution to the Sahara issue


Saudi Arabia announced its support and backing for Morocco’s efforts to find a realistic political solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue on the basis of consensus based on relevant Security Council resolutions and under the supervision of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.This came in the Kingdom’s speech before the Special Committee on the Situation of Implementation of the Declaration on Granting Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, convened today under the item of the Moroccan Sahara, delivered by the Kingdom’s delegate to the Committee.

The Kingdom’s delegate reiterated Saudi Arabia’s support for Morocco’s initiative for autonomy in the Moroccan Sahara within the framework of Morocco’s sovereignty and national territorial integrity, as a solution that complies with international law, the Charter of the United Nations, and Security Council and General Assembly resolutions.

The delegate expressed Saudi Arabia’s welcome to the participation of the elected representatives of the Moroccan Sahara in the sessions of the C24 Committee, as well as the participation in the two round tables in Geneva.

He praised Morocco’s respect for the ceasefire in the Moroccan Sahara, and the peace process it carried out on November 13, 2020 to ensure freedom of movement at the Guerguerat crossing.

“Saudi Arabia renews its support for the measures taken by the Kingdom of Morocco to establish freedom of civil and commercial movement in the Guergarat buffer zone,” he added.

The delegate affirmed Saudi Arabia’s support for the efforts made by Morocco to reach a solution to this regional conflict, reiterating the importance of showing wisdom, realism and a spirit of consensus from all concerned parties, and that resolving this conflict will contribute to achieving security and stability in the Sahel region, expressing the rejection of any prejudice to interests. The supreme court of Morocco or an infringement of its sovereignty or the unity of its national territory


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