Oman Affirms Support for Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

Oman affirmed, on July 4 in Rabat, its support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and the Moroccan Autonomy Plan, describing it as a “serious, realistic, and credible” initiative and a “foundation for the settlement of the conflict” over the Moroccan Sahara.

This position was expressed in a joint statement issued following the sixth session of the Morocco-Oman Joint Commission, co-chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourit, and his Omani counterpart,  Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi.

The Sultanate of Oman “reiterates its support for Morocco’s territorial integrity,” affirming in this context “its support for the Moroccan Autonomy Plan as a basis for resolving this regional conflict.”

Oman also praised “the wise Moroccan leadership in its commitment to reaching a peaceful solution that promotes security and stability in the Maghreb region.”

The Sultanate also commended, in the joint statement, Morocco’s pioneering role under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI in advocating security and stability at the regional and international levels and the Sovereign’s sustained efforts to consolidate peace and development in the African continent.

For its part, Morocco hailed Oman’s distinguished role under the wise leadership of the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, in consolidating the foundations of peace and security in its regional and international environment.

Morocco and Oman underlined the importance of joint Arab action, insisting on the right of Arab states to defend their integrity and sovereignty, strengthen their security and stability through the promotion of mutual assistance, solidarity, and good neighborliness, and renounce any interference in the internal affairs of states and threats to their territorial integrity.

The two parties also advocated political solutions to the several crises plaguing numerous Arab countries, so that these countries can preserve their territorial and national integrity, guarantee their security and stability, and fulfill their peoples’ aspirations for development and freedom, under the relevant United Nations (UN) and international resolutions.

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