The United States reiterated, before the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), its support for the Moroccan Autonomy Plan as a “serious, credible, and realistic” basis for the definite resolution of the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.
Speaking following the October 30 vote by Council members on Resolution 2703 which renews the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in the Sahara (MINURSO) mandate until October 31, 2024, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Linda Thomas-Greenfield, stated that “the United States still considers Morocco’s Autonomy Plan to be serious, credible, and realistic.”
The American ambassador praised, on behalf of her country, “the Security Council’s support for Personal Envoy de Mistura and MINURSO through the adoption of this resolution”.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield pointed out that the Security Council had “sent a clear message today that we must intensify our efforts to move forward without further delay towards a lasting resolution” of the conflict over the Moroccan Sahara.
“We, again, call on all parties to engage in good-faith dialogue with the Personal Envoy and work towards a lasting political solution,” stated the American diplomat.
Warning the armed separatist militias of the “polisario”, the American ambassador emphasized the importance of respecting MINURSO’s freedom of movement and maintaining a safe and regular logistical and resupply chain to its team sites.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decided on October 30 to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in the Sahara (MINURSO) for another year, thus confirming the pre-eminence of the Moroccan Autonomy Plan in resolving the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.
In this new resolution, the executive body of the United Nations (UN) reiterated its support for the Moroccan Autonomy Plan as a serious and credible basis for resolving the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, as enshrined in Security Council (SC) resolutions.