The Kingdom of Jordan has described the initiative of autonomy as a basis for definitively resolving the dispute around the Moroccan Sahara, before the 4th Commission of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
In an address to this Committee, the representative of Jordan, Sima Sami Bahous, reiterated her country’s support for the Moroccan initiative as “a serious and realistic mechanism that takes into account the specificities of the region, the territorial integrity and the full sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco. While remaining in conformity with the United Nations Charter “.
The Jordanian diplomat grasped the occasion to add that his country welcomes “the positive engagement of the kingdom in the search for a definitive political solution to the question of the Moroccan Sahara based on the compromise, through the presentation of the autonomy initiative.” She stressed that this initiative “follows the relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 2468, as well as those of the General Assembly”.
She also praised Morocco’s efforts to develop the southern provinces and “the improvement of the standard of living of their populations who benefit from the resources of the region.”
Affirming that Jordan “highly appreciates the efforts of the UN Secretary-General and his Envoy for the Sahara to make progress in the political process for a realistic and sustainable solution to this issue.”
“Solidarity and mutual aid are two constant values in the fraternal and historical relationship between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the brotherly Kingdom of Morocco. Under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II and his brother His Majesty King Mohammed VI”, said the representative, stressing that “the two kingdoms speak the same language and share the same fundamentals.”