Morocco cannot afford a diplomatic confrontation with the U.N. veto yielding Russia. Nonetheless, the two nations should be able to talk frankly about issues of national interests without damaging their friendship.
Russia blocked the U.N. Security Council’s adoption of the draft resolution on the Western Sahara on Wednesday.
Notwithstanding Morocco’s reinstated membership in the African Union (AU), Morocco will not recognize the self-proclaimed Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), stated Abdelkader Lecheheb, Moroc
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that he hopes the leadership of Morocco will continue to assist the security personnel of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).
The Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Morocco are against any violation of the UN Security Council resolutions regarding the settlement of the Sahara issue.
Morocco’s ambassador to Moscow Abdelkader Lachhab described, on Thursday, Russia’s stand regarding the “Western Sahara” issue as “a wise position” that favors a political, mutually acceptable solut