Ambassador Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the UN, said on Thursday in New York that the new resolution adopted by the Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara enshrines in an "irreversible way" the pre-eminence, credibility and seriousness of the Moroccan autonomy initiative as the only solution to this regional dispute within the framework of the Kingdom's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The United Arab Emirates reaffirmed, on Thursday at the UN Security Council, its "full" support to the Moroccan autonomy plan and the Kingdom's sovereignty over its Sahara.
"My country renews its full support to the Kingdom of Morocco and its sovereignty over the Moroccan Sahara," said the Deputy Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the UN, Amiera Al Hefeiti, who was speaking after the vote by members of the Security Council of resolution 2654 extending the mandate of MINURSO to 31 October 2023.
he United Nations Security Council decided on Thursday to extend the mandate of MINURSO for one year, while enshrining, once again, the preeminence of the Moroccan autonomy initiative to resolve the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.
The Security Council "decides to extend the mandate of MINURSO until 31 October 2023," reads the text of Resolution 2654, authored by the United States. The resolution was adopted by 13 votes in favor and two abstentions.
Based on extensive studies, a reading of international sources and references and historical facts, one can only conclude to the right of Morocco to its Saharan territories, the legitimacy of its full sovereignty, and the existence of legal and sovereign ties between the Sultans of Morocco and the Sahara.