US AND FRANCE SUPPORT MOROCCO’S ‘CREDIBLE’ AUTONOMY PLAN | AfriTV Online

The United States (US) and France have affirmed that they consider Morocco’s Autonomy Plan in Western Sahara as a serious, credible, and realistic solution to the territorial dispute. The two permanent UN Security Council members issued statements, aft...

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US AND FRANCE SUPPORT MOROCCO’S ‘CREDIBLE’ AUTONOMY PLAN

Published by: A. Odean
10/31/2020 03:09 PM
The two countries have voted in favor of Resolution 2548, which renews the mandate of MINURSO for one year.
The two countries have voted in favor of Resolution 2548, which renews the mandate of MINURSO for one year.

The United States (US) and France have affirmed that they consider Morocco’s Autonomy Plan in Western Sahara as a serious, credible, and realistic solution to the territorial dispute. The two permanent UN Security Council members issued statements, after voting for Resolution 2548. The resolution renews the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, MINURSO, for one year.

 

We view Morocco’s Autonomy Plan as serious, credible, and realistic, and it represents one potential approach to satisfy the aspirations of the people in Western Sahara to run their own affairs with peace and dignity,” said the US mission to the UN. The American diplomatic mission expressed support to the UN-led political process in the region and urged the conflicting parties to resume negotiations in good faith.

 

The French diplomatic representation at the UN also shared a similar statement, expressing support for the UN-led process and welcoming Morocco’s Autonomy Plan. “France considers that the Moroccan Autonomy Plan of 2007 constitutes a serious and credible basis for discussions with a view to resuming dialogue,” the statement said.

 

The statements from the permanent UN Security Council members come to affirm the trust that Morocco’s autonomy initiative has gained within the international community since its submission in 2007. The Autonomy Plan suggests making Western Sahara a semi-autonomous region under Moroccan sovereignty.

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