Morocco's response will be firm to any provocation aimed at undermining its territorial integrity, said, on Thursday, minister in charge of relations with parliament and civil society, government spokesperson, Mustapha El Khalfi.
Morocco is now in an offensive position with regard to the national cause, as part of a policy of firmness, led by HM King Mohammed VI, which consists in opposing to any provocation and breaking definitively with the policy of the empty chair, El Khalfi told a press conference following the weekly cabinet meeting in Rabat, under the chairmanship of head of government, Saad Eddine El Othmani.
In this regard, he recalled that Security Council resolution 2351, as well as the latest report of the UN Secretary-General was clear and straightforward in calling on Algeria and Mauritania to contribute to the negotiations in order to reach a political solution. Indeed, this confirms that it is a regional and not bilateral conflict as conveyed by the enemies of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, he said.
"These are concrete elements formulated in the report of the UN Secretary-General and the resolution of the Security Council or in the position of the United States, as part of their Budget Bill for the financial year 2017, in addition to the withdrawal by Malawi of its recognition of the puppet entity," said the minister.
He added that the decision of this African country denies the remarks, according to which the reintegration of Morocco to the African Union would put an end to the process of withdrawals of recognition of the mythical Republic, noting that all these developments take place within the framework of a policy of firmness adopted by Morocco and which has borne fruit.
In this regard, El Khalfi recalled that only 37 States had not withdrawn their recognition of the pseudo SADR, including 18 in Africa, 17 in America and 2 in Asia. Their number had previously reached more than 80.
The minister noted that the defeat of the enemies of Moroccan territorial integrity was illustrated in Guergarat, after the fact that the UN Secretary-General's report welcomed Morocco’s position, noting that the latter (enemies) found themselves faced with the international community.