Guatemala Reaffirms Support for Moroccan Autonomy Initiative

Guatemala reaffirmed, Thursday before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly, its support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative in the Sahara, which constitutes "a realistic, credible and serious basis" for the settlement of this regional dispute.

"Guatemala reiterates its support for efforts by the Kingdom of Morocco in the search for a just, lasting, and mutually acceptable political solution to resolve this regional dispute and considers that the autonomy initiative presented by the Kingdom of Morocco in 2007 is a realistic, credible and serious basis for reaching a negotiated solution between the parties, within the framework of respect for the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco and its national sovereignty", underlined the representative of Guatemala at this meeting. 


The Guatemalan diplomat added that his country urges the parties to continue to show political will and ensure a climate conducive to dialogue and negotiation, underlining the importance of settling the Sahara issue for "stability, peace, security and integration of the Maghreb region".