The United Arab Emirates leads an initiative of 35 countries in the United Nations to support the Moroccan Sahara

The United Arab Emirates leads an initiative of 35 countries in the United Nations to support the Moroccan Sahara
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Tuesday 13 September 2022 – 17:21

The Special Envoy of the United Arab Emirates at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva presented his support for Morocco’s sovereignty over the southern provinces on behalf of 35 countries, and welcomed the opening of consulates in the cities of El Ayoun and Dakhla, considering it a lever to improve economic and investment cooperation for the benefit of the local population.

The Emirati speaking, at the 51st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, represented Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central Africa, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, the Kingdom of Iwatini, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Jordan and Liberia Oman, Qatar, Senegal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Dominican Republic, Zambia, Maldives and Yemen.

As part of the work of the 51st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Special Envoy added that the group welcomes the appointment of Staffan de Mistura as the new envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, and pointed out that the Sahara conflict is political and managed by the Security Council, which recognizes the priority of the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco.

The same speaker pointed out that the autonomy plan is credible, pointing out that the political process is exclusive to the United Nations, and de Mistura commissioned it to be restored on the basis of the round tables held in Geneva, recalling Resolution 2602, which aims to achieve a political and realistic solution.

The spokesman pointed out that the solution of the dispute would contribute to the achievement of the legitimate development aspirations of the African and Arab peoples, and stressed that this matter constitutes a permanent objective for Morocco, for which it fights and strives to achieve.

The Emirati diplomat considered that Morocco has participated for many years in a voluntary and deep and constructive interaction with the United Nations human rights system. In particular, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in order to promote and respect human rights throughout the national territory of the Kingdom of Morocco.

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