The Brazilian Federal Senate (upper house) has adopted by a large majority a motion in support of the Moroccan autonomy initiative in the southern provinces, which "respects the Kingdom's territorial integrity and national sovereignty".

Senate Speaker, Davi Alcolumbre, sent Wednesday to the Brazilian Foreign Minister this motion in support of the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco, with a view to finding a consensual and sustainable political solution to the regional conflict over the Moroccan Sahara.


Adopted by 62 Senators out of a total of 81, the document underlines that "Brazil's support for the Moroccan autonomy proposal will be consistent with UN Security Council resolutions as well as with the position of the international community for the search of a realistic and consensual political solution to this regional conflict".


Brazilian senators expressed, in this regard, their support for the autonomy plan that "respects the territorial integrity and the national sovereignty of Morocco".


The motion, which also welcomes the "common values of tolerance, plurality and diversity" that link Morocco to Brazil, is the first of its kind to be adopted by the Brazilian Senate.


On June 13, Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo affirmed on the occasion of the visit to Brasília of the Moroccan minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, that "Brazil supports Morocco's efforts to find a realistic solution to the Sahara issue and is willing to contribute to the various efforts to reach solutions beyond rhetoric ".


In May 2018, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies adopted, by a large majority, a motion in support of the Moroccan autonomy initiative.