GCC renews unwavering support to Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has renewed its unwavering position in favor of Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara and its territorial unity.

This stand was expressed by the GCC Secretary General Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf during a phone call Wednesday with Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.

The GCC Secretary General also stressed that no solution to the Sahara artificial regional conflict can be achieved outside the framework of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco and its territorial integrity. He also commended Morocco for its solidarity with the GCC countries and their national causes.

Bourita on his part expressed the thanks and consideration of Morocco, under the leadership of King Mohammed VI, to the GCC and to the brotherly Gulf countries for their united and unwavering support, as expressed in the final declaration issued at the end of the 42nd session of the Supreme Council of the GCC, held on December 14, 2021, in Riyadh. The declaration reaffirmed the Council’s constant positions in favor of the Moroccanness of the Sahara and its unwavering support for the Kingdom’s territorial integrity.

The Foreign Minister welcomed the constant solidarity shared by Morocco and the GCC countries, reiterating in this regard the condemnation by Morocco, King, government, and people, of the continued attacks by the Houthi militias and their supporters against civil and economic facilities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

He also reiterated Morocco’s rejection and condemnation of all forms of flagrant Iranian interference in the internal affairs of the Gulf countries, particularly in the brotherly Kingdom of Bahrain, recalling that Morocco, as underlined by King Mohammed VI at the Morocco-Gulf Countries Summit held on April 20, 2016, in Riyadh, “has always perceived the security and stability of Gulf countries as an intrinsic part of its own security and stability”.

During the phone talks, the two sides also discussed the strategic partnership binding Morocco and the GCC countries, stressing their shared determination to further consolidate these relations, and to lay the foundations for a new stage of qualitative cooperation at the political, economic, commercial and human levels.

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