Malta reiterated its support for the Moroccan Autonomy Plan presented in 2007, considering it a serious and credible contribution to the United Nations (UN) political process aimed at reaching a definitive solution to the conflict over the Moroccan Sahara.
The Maltese Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, Ian Borg, who is on a working visit to Morocco, expressed his country’s position in a joint statement issued following his meeting on June 5 in Rabat with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita.
In this joint statement, Malta called on all parties to demonstrate greater political commitment to a definitive solution and to re-engage with United Nations efforts in a realistic and compromising manner.
The Maltese minister also reaffirmed his country’s long-standing support for the UN-led process for a just, lasting, and mutually acceptable political solution for all the parties involved.
The two ministers underlined the United Nations (UN leadership in the political process, reaffirming their support for United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) Resolutions 2602 and 2654 that affirm the role and responsibility of the parties in the search for a realistic, practical, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution.