St. Vincent and the Grenadines Reaffirms Support for Morocco’s Territorial Integrity and Considers the Autonomy Plan ‘Unique Solution’ to the Moroccan Sahara Issue
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has reiterated its support for Morocco’s territorial integrity, stating that the Kingdom’s autonomy plan is “the unique solution” to finally put an end to the regional Sahara dispute.
This stance was stated in a joint statement made following discussions held in Rabat on Friday between Nasser Bourita, the minister of foreign affairs, African cooperation, and Moroccan expatriates, and Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, who is currently in the Kingdom on a working visit.
In this context, Gonsalves praised Morocco for its dedication to the political process run by the UN and the Kingdom’s full cooperation with Staffan de Mistura, the UN Secretary-General’s personal envoy for the Sahara.
A realistic, practical, and long-lasting political resolution to the regional conflict over the Sahara was also praised as being possible only within the framework of the UN.
According to the joint statement, Bourita updated Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister on the most recent developments regarding the Moroccan Sahara issue and reaffirmed the Kingdom’s commitment to the ongoing political process intended to find a fair and lasting resolution to this manufactured conflict.
Gonsalves met with Rachid Talbi El Alami, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Aziz Akhannouch, Head of Government, while in Morocco.