Nasser Bourita read Morocco’s speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, September 27. An opportunity for the Moroccan Foreign Minister to respond to the intervention, a few hours earlier, by his Algerian counterpart on the Sahara issue.
The head of diplomacy welcomed “the massive participation of the population of the Moroccan Sahara in the elections of September 8″ thus confirming “his attachment to the territorial unity of the Kingdom and his full commitment to the implementation of the new model of development in the southern provinces ”.
In his speech, presented via videoconference, Bourita reaffirmed “Morocco’s readiness to continue to cooperate with the United Nations as part of the efforts made by its Secretary General to reach a realistic, pragmatic and lasting political solution, based on compromise. with full respect for the sovereignty of Morocco and its territorial integrity ”.
He added that “this solution can only be found if Algeria assumes its full responsibility in the political process of the Round Tables, commensurate with its responsibility in the creation and maintenance of this conflict”. He reiterated that the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco in 2007 “remains the only way to a political and final solution to this artificial regional dispute”.