Senegal reiterates its support for Morocco’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and praises the autonomy initiative

During the regular session of the Committee of 24 in New York, Senegal reaffirmed its full and unwavering support for Morocco’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity, expressing its strong support for the Kingdom’s autonomy initiative as a peaceful and lasting solution to the regional dispute over the Sahara, Senegal said in a speech delivered by Senegal’s Assistant Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Diamant Dioum.

In a speech delivered by Senegal’s Assistant Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Diamant Dioum, he emphasized that his country “highly values” the Moroccan autonomy initiative, which has been praised by the Security Council in its successive resolutions since 2007, describing it as “serious and credible”.

Ambassador Dioum emphasized that this initiative, which has the support of more than 100 UN member states, has gained momentum thanks to Morocco’s concrete achievements on the ground, especially in the field of human rights.

In this regard, he highlighted the pioneering role played by the CNDH commissions in the cities of Dakhla and Laayoune, which was commended by the Security Council in its resolution 2703.

The Senegalese diplomat also praised the investment and infrastructure projects carried out by Morocco as part of the new model for the development of the Moroccan Sahara provinces, noting that this effectively contributes to the empowerment of the region’s population and the promotion of human development.

In addition to its support for the autonomy initiative, Senegal reiterated its “strong support” for all efforts and initiatives aimed at achieving the well-being of the Moroccan Sahara population and strengthening Morocco’s unity and sovereignty over its entire territory.

In another context, Ambassador Dioum praised Morocco’s full respect for the ceasefire and its continued cooperation with the United Nations Mission for the Maintenance of the Ceasefire (MINURSO). He called on all parties to better cooperate with UN bodies, especially UNHCR and the World Food Program (WFP), to ensure that refugees in the Tindouf camps are provided with a decent life, including freedom of expression and association and access to international humanitarian aid intended for them.

The Senegalese diplomat also welcomed the “tireless” efforts of the UN Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy to the Moroccan Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, to relaunch the political process under the exclusive supervision of the UN.

Ambassador Dioum concluded by calling on all actors in this regional dispute to show greater commitment and responsibility in order to reach a realistic and sustainable political solution, in accordance with international law and the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly.

Source : Fez News Media

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