Moroccan Sahara: Italy Commends Morocco’s ‘Serious and Credible Efforts’

In the Action Plan for the implementation of the Multidimensional Strategic Partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Italian Republic, signed on Wednesday in Rome, Italy praised Morocco for its “serious and credible efforts” to find a resolution to the Sahara issue.

According to the Action Plan, which was signed by Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and his Italian counterpart Antonio Tajani, “Italy commends the serious and credible efforts made by Morocco”, as reflected in Security Council Resolution 2654 of October 27, 2022.

It also reiterates “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 the Sahara issue, based on compromise in accordance with Resolution 2654”, the document emphasizes, referring to the Moroccan autonomy initiative.

Italy encourages “all parties to pursue their commitment in a spirit of realism and compromise, in the context of arrangements consistent with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations,” according to the same Action Plan.

The action plan, which comes after the Joint Declaration signed on November 1 in Rabat, is a tangible implementation of the multifaceted Strategic Partnership between Morocco and Italy, a partnership geared toward ongoing communication and effective, mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.

On the request of his Italian counterpart, Antonio Tajani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates Nasser Bourita will go to Italy this Wednesday, July 5. Following Tajani’s nomination as the Italian Republic’s Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in October 2022, this is Bourita’s first trip to Italy.

Read also: Morocco, Italy Sign Action Plan for Implementation of Multidimensional Strategic Partnership

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