UN: Qatar Expresses Support for Moroccan Aspect of Sahara and for Autonomy Initiative

Qatar reaffirmed, on Thursday before the 4th Committee of the UN General Assembly, its support for the Moroccan aspect of the Sahara and for the sovereignty of Morocco over its southern provinces, as well as for the autonomy initiative as the basis for any realistic solution to this regional dispute.


"With regard to the issue of the Moroccan Sahara (...), Qatar expresses its support for the efforts of the UN Secretary-General aimed at reaching a lasting political solution of compromise within the framework of the political process conducted under the auspices of the United Nations, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, including resolution 2494 of October 2019, so as to guarantee the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco" over its territory, stressed, before the Committee, Permanent Representative of Qatar at the UN, Ambassador Alya Ahmed Bin Saif Al-Thani.


In this regard, the Ambassador of Qatar reaffirmed that the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco constitutes "a constructive initiative and the basis for any realistic solution to this issue".


She also expressed her wish that the resolution that will be adopted by the 4th Committee could contribute to efforts aimed at supporting the political process and lead to a final solution to this dispute "in the interest of all parties, of security and stability, and of constructive cooperation in the region".