The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, reaffirmed, in his latest report to the Security Council, the parameters of the political solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.
In the recommendations of the report, Guterres expresses his conviction that a solution to the Sahara issue is possible, while affirming that a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, based on Resolutions 2440 and 2468, will require the firm commitment of all parties until the political process is completed.
The Secretary-General welcomed the efforts of his former Personal Envoy, Horst Kohler, who succeeded in relaunching the political process and creating a dynamic that made it possible to achieve a new momentum, particularly through the organization of two round-table meetings that brought together the parties to the dispute, namely Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the "polisario".
Guterres said that the participation of these four parties was essential to continue the political process and maintain the current momentum, pending the appointment of a new Personal Envoy.
It is worth to mention that Resolutions 2440 and 2468 confirmed Algeria's role as the main party to the regional dispute on the Moroccan Sahara, in that it was mentioned five times in the latter Resolution, on the same basis as Morocco.
Through these two Resolutions, the Council had defined the contours of the political solution, in that it should be realistic, pragmatic, durable and of compromise. This is the very embodiment of the Moroccan autonomy initiative.