Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General.

In his latest report to the Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recalled the fundamentals of Morocco's position on the artificial dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

As the report points out, this unchanging position was reiterated in the Speech delivered by HM King Mohammed VI on 29 July 2019, on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Throne Day. The Sovereign had reiterated the Kingdom's firm and sincere commitment to the political process on the Moroccan Sahara, under the exclusive auspices of the United Nations, reaffirming that a solution was only possible with respect for Morocco's sovereignty, as part of its autonomy initiative.


The Secretary-General also highlights in his report the content of the letter of 15 April 2019 from Morocco's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, ambassador Omar Hilale, addressed to the former Personal Envoy of the SG, Horst Kohler, underlining Morocco's position with regard to recent developments in the political process.


In this letter, Morocco called for greater involvement of Algeria, pointing out that the Kingdom had put the autonomy proposal on the table, and that it expects the other parties to show their sincere commitment to reach a solution, within the framework of this initiative.


Finally, the report takes up the elements of Resolution 2468, adopted on 30 April 2019, notably its support for the autonomy initiative, described by the United Nations Security Council as credible and serious since its presentation in 2007.