Sahara: Italy Praises Morocco’s ‘Serious and Credible’ UN Framework Efforts

Italy praised Morocco’s “serious and credible” attempts to resolve the Sahara conflict within the framework of the United Nations on Tuesday.

Italy welcomes “the serious and credible efforts led by Morocco within the framework of the United Nations and encourages all parties to continue their commitment in a spirit of realism and compromise,” according to a joint statement issued following a phone conversation between Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Abroad, and Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Italy.

During the interview, Di Maio referred to Italy’s position on the Sahara issue, as expressed in the Declaration on the Multidimensional Strategic Partnership, signed on November 1, 2019 in Rabat, reaffirming full Italian support for the UN Secretary General’s efforts to continue the political process in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 2602 of October 29, 2021, according to the same source.

Italy had welcomed “the serious and credible efforts led by Morocco” for the resolution of the regional conflict over the Moroccan Sahara in the Multidimensional Strategic Partnership Declaration, reaffirming its support “for the efforts of the UN Secretary General to pursue the political process aimed at achieving a just, realistic, pragmatic, lasting, and mutually acceptable political solution” to this issue.

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