Western Sahara: Morocco Reiterates ‘Firm Commitment’ to Political Process, Urges ‘Neutrality’ of UN Secretariat

Morocco’s ambassador to the United Nations Omar Hilale reiterated Tuesday in New York the Kingdom’s “firm commitment” to the political process which “inevitably requires neutrality of the UN Secretariat,” warning that any attempt to alter the mandate of the MINURSO “could even jeopardize its very existence”.

“I would like to reiterate our firm commitment to the political process which “inevitably requires the neutrality of the UN Secretariat and the impartiality of the MINURSO to ensure discourses in Rabat, Algiers, Tindouf and New York are identical and avoid tension-generating and trust-eroding doublespeak,” Moroccan diplomat told MAP.

Hilale also referred to “rumors” on an alleged resignation of Christopher Ross, the UNSG Personal Envoy for the Sahara, which have been subject to recurring questions this week during the UN’s spokesperson press briefings.

Morocco “does not react to rumors particularly when they are subject of questions and answers already prepared in certain floors of the UN Secretariat in order to make pressure” on Morocco, he said, regretting the fact that “some UN services allow themselves to be exploited for this purpose.”

“What is important in political negotiations are not persons, but the process itself,” Hilale pointed out.

Morocco remains “committed to the political process of negotiations under the auspices of the UNSG and the UN Security Council,” Moroccan ambassador added, underlining the Kingdom’s “full resolve to do everything possible in order to reach a mutually acceptable and lasting political solution” to the regional dispute over the Sahara on the basis of the Moroccan autonomy plan.

13/09/2014

Comments (5)

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    jeffrey meliani (not verified)

    The Morrocain government and Morrocain ambassador to united nation should never be allowrd for any negotiation that my lead to plea bargon on the expense of Moroccan territory and Moroccan Sahara and Moroccan land,200,000 of separatist of polisssrio should not be allowed to be come a country,there is no country existed in earth with this small population,this nothing but conspiracy against soveranity of the kingdom of Morocco and the Moroccan people and there Moroccan Sahara , Moroccan diplomat at the united nation should not allowed them self to full in the trap or to be trapped,there is no negotiation when comes to the moroccan land ,we have to learn from ower mistakes in the past when the moroccan allowed the separation of Mouritania from Morocco.

    Sep 16, 2014
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    jeffrey meliani (not verified)

    Back in 1894 the Moroccan territory before the French and the Spanish aucppied Morocco the map of Morocco was from north of Morocco the city of Tangier to south ended to border with Senegal included Mouritania.

    Sep 16, 2014
  • anon
    Jeffrey meliani (not verified)

    Morocco is a country that still under occupation from the north the two Moroccans city Ceuta and Melilla by Spain and the Canary Islands in the south did the nations the United States the world leader and the European Union asked Spain what are still doing in morocco ? Why Spain in the year 2014 still has occupying Moroccan land and the islands by force by military presence , and why Spain still in Africa , the canary island and Ceuta and Melilla it is not Europe it is located in morocco in Africa ?

    Nov 09, 2014
  • anon
    Jeffrey meliani (not verified)

    The most important question why the united nation secretary not taking about the occupation of the Moroccan land and the Moroccan Sahara the land and the islands , why the United Nations secretary is twisting the subject they twisting the truth ? that morocco is the country under occupation not the Sahara that still under occupation , the separatists group of the Polisario was created by Algeria and other Communist country's like Libya and Cuba against the monarchy kingdom of Morocco in support of the communist presence in that region of Africa and against the monarch kingdom of Morocco that is pro the united states of America and Europe , morocco from a long time was asking for the independence of Mauritania from the French ,the French forced Mauritania to Divide from Morocco by positioning there troops along the bother between morocco and Mauritania in 1960 's to prevent any Moroccan military interventions to the the Moroccan Sahara and Mauritania , wile morocco still seeking the independence of the rest of the occupied territory from Spain the united state secretary taking about ending the occupation to the Moroccan Sahara as of morocco is on occupier country , this total Jock , it appear to be that the united nation secretary do not understand the map the history of Morocco ? back to 1894 where used to be the Moroccan borders before the French and the Spanish entered and occupied morocco , or the un secretary knew but due to a higher influence by and powerful interest that have a grip on the Moroccan Sahara file in the united nation ? therefore the real justice is lost .

    Nov 10, 2014
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    Jeffrey meliani (not verified)

    To the un secretary Ban Ki - Moon ,my question where used to be the borders of Morocco back in 1894 before the French and Spanish occupied Morocco ? Why not taking about ending Spanish occupation to Moroccan city's Ceuta and Melilla and Canary Islands ?

    Nov 10, 2014