Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire issued a joint statement on Friday, June 5, as HM King Mohammed VI ended his visit to Cote d’Ivoire.
According to the statement, Cote d’Ivoire reiterated “firm” support to Morocco’s proposal to grant autonomy to the southern provinces, “as part of Morocco’s sovereignty, unity and the integrity of its territory”.
Ivoirian president, Alassane Ouatarra “reiterated Cote d’Ivoire’s firm support to Morocco’s proposal to grant large autonomy to the Sahara region, as part of Morocco’s sovereignty, unity and the integrity of its territory”, said the Morocco-Cote d’Ivoire joint statement.
The Ivoirian head of state also “praised Morocco’s efforts to reach a final settlement to the regional conflict over the Moroccan Sahara”, highlighted the statement.
HM the King left Cote d’Ivoire this Friday heading to Gabon, fourth and last leg of an African tour that also included Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.