Sanchez confirms support for the initiative for autonomy in the Sahara
The official visit of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, to Morocco, yesterday evening, resulted in an agreement on a “road map” consisting of 16 points, opening a new page in relations between Rabat and Madrid, more than a year after the outbreak of the diplomatic crisis that overshadowed For months on the relations of the two countries.
A joint statement issued after the talks of King Mohammed VI of Morocco and the Spanish Prime Minister indicated that Spain recognizes the importance of the Sahara issue for Morocco, and its serious and credible efforts within the framework of the United Nations to find a compatible solution in it, and that Spain considers the Moroccan autonomy initiative the most serious, realistic and relevant basis. Credibility to resolve this conflict, as well as address issues of common interest away from unilateral actions or de facto policy.
It was also agreed that the full resumption of the normal movement of individuals and goods would be carried out in an orderly manner, including appropriate arrangements for customs control and people at the land and sea level, and the maritime connection of travelers between the two countries, immediately and gradually, until all flights were opened, and preparations for the “Welcome” operation were launched. Regarding the return of Moroccan immigrants in Europe to their country via Spain.
The two parties also agreed to activate the working group to define the maritime domain on the Atlantic front, with the aim of achieving tangible progress in this file.