The Royal Office of His Majesty the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI has issued the following statement
“Spain considers the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco as the basis, the most serious, realistic and credible, for the resolution of the dispute” about the Moroccan Sahara.
In a message addressed to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the President of the Government of Spain, H.E.M. Pedro Sánchez, stressed that he “recognizes the importance of the Sahara issue for Morocco”. As such, “Spain considers the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco in 2007, as the basis, the most serious, realistic and credible, for resolving the dispute”.
He also stressed “the serious and credible efforts of Morocco within the framework of the United Nations to find a mutually acceptable solution.
In his message to the Sovereign, the President of the Spanish Government also stressed that “the two countries are inextricably linked by affections, history, geography, interests and shared friendship”. Mr. Sanchez said he was “convinced that the destinies of both peoples are liked as well” and that “the prosperity of Morocco is linked to that of Spain, and vice versa”.
“Our goal is to build a new relationship, based on transparency and permanent communication, mutual respect and agreements signed by both parties, as well as the refrain of any unilateral action, commensurate with the importance of everything we share,” said the President of the Spanish Government in his message to the Sovereign.
In this context, “Spain will act with the absolute transparency that corresponds to a great friend and ally”. “I assure you that Spain will always keep its commitments and its word”, added H.E. Pedro Sánchez.
“All these actions will be undertaken with the aim of guaranteeing the stability and territorial integrity of both countries”, concluded the President of the Government of Spain, H.E. Pedro Sanchez, in his message to the Sovereign.
Commenting on the statement, the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed appreciation of Spain’s positive positions and constructive commitments on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, contained in the message addressed to His Majesty King Mohammed VI by the President of the Spanish Government, H.E. Mr. Pedro Sánchez.
The terms of this message make it possible to envisage a clear and ambitious roadmap in order to sustainably place the bilateral partnership in the framework of the new bases and parameters highlighted in the Royal Address of August 20, 2021, said the ministry in a statement.
In this Address, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, called for “inaugurating a new stage in relations between our two countries, based on trust, transparency, mutual consideration and respect for commitments”.
It is in this spirit that comes the visit to Rabat of the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Mr. José Manuel Albares, at the end of this month of March and before the month of Ramadan, stressed the ministry.
A visit to the Kingdom of Morocco of the President of the Spanish Government will also be scheduled later, the statement concluded.