Sahara: Autonomy Plan Transcends Traditional Positions and Meets International Standards
Morocco's autonomy plan has the merit of transcending traditional positions and meeting international standards for the delegation of authority to local populations, Guinea pointed out Monday before the 4th Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
"Guinea congratulates the Kingdom of Morocco for its commendable efforts, including the autonomy initiative, which remains an ideal framework for negotiations (...), and which has the merit of transcending traditional positions and meeting international standards for the delegation of authority to the local populations," said Ambassador Cheick Ahmed Tidiane Camara, Director of Africa, Asia and the Middle East at the Guinean ministry of Foreign Affairs and Guineans Abroad, at the General Debate of the 4th Committee, which is held at UN headquarters in New York.
He said, in this regard, that Guinea "endorses the decision to relaunch the negotiation process with a view to reaching a mutually acceptable political solution to the Sahara issue on the basis of realism and compromise".
In this regard, "my delegation welcomes the initiatives of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the commendable efforts of his Personal Envoy to reach a peaceful settlement based on the necessary cooperation of all stakeholders in the political process," he added.
"Guinea is pushing for the creation and maintenance of a climate conducive to dialogue and once again encourages stakeholders in the political process to preserve the achievements and strengthen them in order to ensure the stability of the region", he concluded.
MAP 09 October 2018