Morocco’s Ambassador to Brazil Reaffirms Brasília’s Legitimate, Wise Position on Moroccan Sahara Issue

Morocco’s ambassador to Brazil, Nabil Adghoghi, stated that Brazil maintains a legalist and wise position on the Moroccan Sahara issue, in support of a political solution in accordance with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. 

“Brazil, in a legalistic, wise, and highly respected position, has never recognized the fictitious entity (polisario) and constantly defends a political solution in the Security Council (SC) to find a solution to the artificial dispute on the Moroccan Sahara,” stressed Adghoghi in an article published by the daily Correio Braziliense.

The latest United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution, approved in October 2022, reiterated the pre-eminence of the autonomy initiative, which the international community considers a serious and realistic solution,” said the Moroccan diplomat.

The Moroccan ambassador added that “today, 90 countries have expressed their support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative,” noting that “Morocco calls on the international community to support the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in the search for a political solution to a regional conflict that has prevented the integration of the Maghreb for almost half a century.”

Adghoghi further stated that “the Algerian regime must urgently be convinced to end its warlike rhetoric, vicious narratives and provocative attitudes, noting the urgent need for the Maghreb to get out of the status quo imposed by Algeria, with closed land borders, forbidden air space, negligible horizontal exchanges, and non-existent human movements.”

In this op-ed, also published by the diplomatic journal Embassy News, Adghoghi provided further historical insight into the context and origins of this regional conflict amidst exceptional colonial realities.

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