The Kingdom of Bahrain reiterated on Tuesday its support for Morocco's legitimate rights over its southern provinces and all efforts aimed at reaching a political solution to the Sahara issue in the framework of the kingdom's sovereignty and its development initiative in this region.

Bahrain will always stand on the side of Morocco against any attack on its sovereignty and territorial integrity, said Tuesday a statement issued by the Bahraini ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry expressed, on this occasion, its appreciation for the efforts of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to resume negotiations aimed at finding a final solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue, based on compromise and UN Security Council resolution N° 2468, as well as the relevant international resolutions on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara.