In an official statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco has expressed its appreciation for the United Nations Security Council’s adoption of Resolution 2703 concerning the issue of the Moroccan Sahara. The decision comes within the context of sustained positive momentum in the Moroccan Sahara issue, under the visionary leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.
The statement highlights the growing international support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative, as well as the establishment of more than thirty consulates in both Laayoune and Dakhla. Importantly, it underscores that over 84% of United Nations member states do not recognize the fictitious entity, further reinforcing the approach advocated by the Kingdom in addressing this matter.
Additionally, the socio-economic development taking place in the region within the framework of the new development model in the southern provinces enhances the Kingdom’s commitment to addressing the issue comprehensively.
The resolution by the Security Council reaffirms its approach towards the Moroccan Sahara, covering aspects such as party identification, the framework of the political process, and the confirmation of its conclusion.
Moreover, the new resolution defines the roundtable meetings as the sole framework for the political process, with the participation of Algeria as a direct party involved.
The Security Council has emphasized that the final political solution must be political, realistic, practical, and sustainable. These criteria align with the Council’s support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative, which is considered earnest and credible. Importantly, it should be noted that numerous countries worldwide express their clear support for this initiative as the fundamental basis for any resolution to the regional conflict.
Furthermore, the new resolution serves as a reminder to the “Polisario” regarding its violations and restrictions on the freedom of movement for the UN mission. It reiterates the call to Algeria to allow for the population census in the Tindouf camps.
The Kingdom of Morocco, as His Majesty King Mohammed VI has underscored, remains fully committed to supporting the efforts of the United Nations Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy in resuming the roundtable meetings to reach a political solution based on the Moroccan autonomy initiative while upholding regional peace and national sovereignty.