In a joint statement made public following talks on Thursday in Rabat between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade and Federal Cultural Institutions of the Kingdom of Belgium, Mrs. Hadja Lahbib, on a working visit to the Kingdom, “Belgium considers the autonomy plan, presented in 2007, as a serious and credible effort by Morocco and as a good basis for a solution accepted by the parties”.
In this context, the Belgian Minister reiterated Belgium’s long-standing support for the process led by the United Nations for a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution for the parties.
According to the Joint Statement, the two ministers agreed on the exclusivity of the UN in the political process and reaffirmed their support for UN Security Council Resolution 2602, which noted the role and responsibility of the parties. in the search for a political solution that is realistic, pragmatic, lasting and based on compromise.
Morocco and Belgium also welcome the appointment of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, and reaffirm their active support for his efforts to advance the political process on the basis of the relevant resolutions of the Council of United Nations Security, underlines the Joint Statement.
With this position, Belgium joins the list of European countries which clearly support the autonomy plan, such as Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, Romania, Portugal and Serbia.