The State of Qatar participated Friday in the ministerial conference to support the self-governance plan under Moroccan sovereignty.

HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad Al Muraikhi represented the State of Qatar at the conference, which was held via videoconferencing.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates of the Kingdom of Morocco Nasser Bourita, HE the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker, and several senior ministers and officials attended the conference.

In a speech during the conference, HE Al Muraikhi thanked the brotherly Kingdom of Morocco for inviting the State of Qatar to participate in this conference to support the self-governance plan under Moroccan sovereignty. There is no doubt that Qatar’s participation in this conference comes from the fraternal relations and the close historical relationship between the State of Qatar and the kingdom of Morocco.

His Excellency affirmed that the State of Qatar’s position is firm in standing with brotherly Morocco in its just causes in all international and regional forums, and this is considered a reflection of the bonds of brotherhood and friendship, and the active solidarity that binds the two countries together.

In this context, the State of Qatar reiterates its support for the step taken by the Kingdom of Morocco on Nov. 13, 2020, by moving to put an end to the obstruction caused by the stopping of the movement at the Guerguerat crossing, he said. He added that Qatar appreciates the efforts made by the United Nations to reach a political and lasting solution to this regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, in a manner that serves the interest of all the countries of the Arab Maghreb, and guarantees regional security and stability, in full respect for Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over its territories.

HE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs affirmed that the State of Qatar renews its firm position on the need to respect the provisions of international law, especially the principles of sovereignty, political independence, and territorial integrity of states, and the need to respect the principle of the peaceful settlement of disputes and their resolution through dialogue. From this standpoint, the State of Qatar values the proposal of the Kingdom of Morocco regarding self-governance under Moroccan sovereignty, which it has been defending since 2007, HE the Minister explained.

There is no doubt that this proposal deserves to be the optimal solution to the decades-old conflict, and constitutes a practical basis on which to base the political process that takes place under the UN auspices based on UN Security Council resolutions to reach a just, lasting, and compatible political solution to preserve peace and stability in the region, HE Al Muraikhi said.

His Excellency hoped that this conference would achieve the desired goals to achieve security, stability, and peace in the region.

 

 

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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