Moroccan Sahara: messages of thanks and gratitude from King Mohammed VI to several heads of state of the GCC
“It is a pleasure for me to renew contact with you to express to you the sincere feelings of friendship that I dedicate to your honorable person, as well as the prayers to the Almighty to perpetuate on you the benefits of health, happiness, prosperity and long life”, we read in a message from King Mohammed VI to King Salman ibn Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Sovereign of Saudi Arabia.
King Salman’s forthright and unequivocal support for the Moroccan character of the Sahara and the Kingdom’s territorial integrity, expressed alongside their Majesties and Highnesses the leaders of the Gulf countries, during the 42nd session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council, held in Riyadh under the wise chairmanship of the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has been followed with interest and consideration by the Sovereign.
“This position is not foreign to you, nor to your brother country to which we are united by solid links, distinguished partnership relations and permanent solidarity”, underlines the royal message, adding that Morocco has always considered security and stability of the Arab Gulf countries as an integral part of its security and that any attack on these countries constitutes an attack on the Kingdom.
King Mohammed VI also sent a message of thanks and gratitude to Sultan Haitham Ben Tarek ben Taimur, Sultan of Oman, for his country’s firm support for the territorial integrity of the Kingdom.
“It is a pleasure for me to resume contact with your Majesty to express to you my deep consideration and my gratitude for what you have expressed, with my brothers, Their Majesties and Highnesses, leaders of the Gulf States, in firm support for the Moroccan Sahara and in full support for the territorial integrity of Morocco “at the 42 th session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf cooperation Council (GCC) held in Riyadh, said the royal message.
The Sovereign also expressed his thanks to Sultan Haitham Ben Tarek “for this noble support which is not foreign to your honorable country, which maintains deep-rooted fraternal relations with the Kingdom of Morocco, based on solidarity, cooperation and mutual respect”.
The sovereign also sent a message of thanks and gratitude to the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, for his country’s clear and strong support for the Moroccan character of the Sahara.
In this message, the Sovereign expresses to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani his feelings of esteem and his great satisfaction at the bonds of sincere brotherhood and mutual esteem uniting King Mohammed VI and the Emir of Qatar, as well as the two families, and relations of constructive cooperation and active solidarity binding the two fraternal peoples.
The Sovereign says he is proud to present to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani the sincere feelings of thanks and gratitude “for the clear and strong support that you have expressed, alongside my brothers, Their Majesties and Highnesses, the leaders of the Gulf countries. , to the Moroccan character of the Sahara and full and continuous support for Morocco to recover its southern provinces ”.
Another message of thanks and gratitude was sent by the sovereign to the King of Bahrain, HM Hamad Ben Issa Al Khalifa.
“It is a pleasure for me to renew contact with your Majesty to share with you my thanks and my sincere feelings of gratitude for your honorable person, reiterating our deep pride in the bonds of fraternity and sincere friendship which bind us personally as well as our two royal families and our two brother peoples ”, underlines the royal message.
“I learned with great consideration and gratitude the position you have expressed in the same way as my brothers, their majesties and highnesses, Heads of State of the Gulf countries, firmly and unequivocally supporting the Moroccan character of the Sahara and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco, during the 42 nd session of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (CCG), held in the brother Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ”, the royal message continued.
The Sovereign affirmed that “This is an authentic position illustrating your country’s commitment to solid fraternal solidarity at all levels with your second country, Morocco, which still considers stability and security of the Gulf countries as an integral part of its stability and security, being deeply convinced of our common destiny and the convergence of points of view vis-à-vis the various issues of common interest, as I have affirmed in front of your Majesty on the occasion of the Morocco-CCG Summit in Riyadh on April 20, 2016 ”.