Western Sahara: Czech Republic Expresses Support for Moroccan Autonomy Plan

Rabat – The Czech Republic has voiced its strong support for the Moroccan Autonomy Plan, describing it as a “promising foundation” for resolving the Western Sahara dispute.

This declaration was made in a joint statement signed on Thursday in Prague by Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita, and the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jan Lipavský.

The Czech Republic firmly considers the Autonomy Plan, initially presented by Morocco in 2007, as a credible and serious proposal that provides a solid groundwork for a lasting and realistic solution to the Sahara dispute. The joint statement further emphasized their backing of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, and his tireless efforts to advance the political process based on the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

During his official visit to the Czech Republic, Minister Nasser Bourita and Minister Jan Lipavský also reiterated their unwavering support for the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), underlining their shared commitment to regional stability and peace.

Morocco has continuously received international support for its territorial integrity.

Senegal, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and at least 100 other countries have  supported the Moroccan autonomy initiative as the best and only solution to resolve the Sahara dispute.

This support is reflected in the decision of 30 countries, including Senegal, to open consular offices in the cities of Laayoune and Dakhla with the aim of cementing their recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over its southern provinces and contributing to the sustainable development of the region.

In addition, a joint statement by Morocco’s Foreign Minister Bourita and his counterpart Lipavasky reaffirmed “their support and commitment to strengthen the strategic relationship between Morocco and the EU.”The joint declaration recognized the importance of the EU-Morocco relationship in addressing current global and regional challenges, particularly in the areas of security, migration and human development.

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