Morocco's autonomy initiative remains the only realistic and practical political solution to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, said Saturday minister delegate to the minister of Foreign Affairs, African cooperation and Moroccan expatriates, Mouhcine Jazouli.

Speaking at the 18th Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Baku, Azerbaijan, Jazouli said that as part of its commitment to the principles of respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States, Morocco submitted in 2007 to the United Nations an autonomy initiative for the region of the Moroccan Sahara, which was deemed serious and credible by all the resolutions of the Security Council adopted since 2007.


He recalled in this regard that Morocco supports the efforts of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to re-launch the UN-led political process on the basis of the parameters set out by the Security Council since 2007 to achieve a political, realistic, pragmatic and lasting solution based on compromise to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

These efforts led to the convening of two round tables in Geneva with the participation of Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and “Polisario”, he pointed out, adding that it is on the basis of this new dynamic that the Security Council reaffirmed, in its resolution No 2468 of 30 April 2019, its support for the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to move forward in the political process and called upon all the participants in these two round tables to remain engaged, with realism and a spirit of compromise, throughout the process, in order to ensure its success.


Morocco welcomes the fact that the Non-Aligned Movement "supports this new dynamic initiated by two Security Council Resolutions, namely Resolutions 2440 and 2468 ", he said.

Jazouli leads the Moroccan delegation to the Non-Aligned Movement Summit.


The 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement opened Friday in Baku with the participation of representatives of about 160 countries and international organizations.