Karima Benyaich, Morocco’s ambassador to Spain, returns to Madrid

Karima Benyaich, Morocco’s ambassador to Spain, returned to Madrid on Sunday, nearly a year after Rabat called her for consultations.

The Moroccan ambassador confirmed her return to Madrid in a statement to the Spanish News Agency.
After arriving in Madrid, Benyaich said, “It brings me great joy to return to work in Madrid and to build links between Spain and Morocco.”

Spain has finally backed Morocco’s autonomy plan for Western Sahara, according to a statement released by the Moroccan Royal Cabinet on Friday, effectively ending a nearly year-long diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, highlighted in a statement to Moroccan King Mohammed VI that he “recognizes the gravity of the Sahara issue for Morocco.”

As a result, “Spain regards the Moroccan autonomy initiative, first proposed in 2007, as the most serious, realistic, and trustworthy basis for settling the conflict.”

“Morocco’s genuine and credible attempts inside the framework of the United Nations to establish a mutually acceptable settlement” appears to be the most realistic conclusion to the disagreement over the Kingdom’s southern provinces, according to Sanchez.

Morocco, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccans Abroad, “highly appreciates Spain’s positive positions and constructive commitments on the Moroccan Sahara issue contained in the message addressed to King Mohammed VI by the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez.”

In this Address, King Mohammed VI called for “the beginning of a new era in our two countries’ ties, based on trust, transparency, mutual regard, and respect for agreements.”

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