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Friday 13 April 2018

Morocco Remains Mobilized to Defend its Territorial Integrity: El Othmani

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Morocco Remains Mobilized to Defend its Territorial Integrity: El Othmani

 Morocco remains mobilized to defend its territorial and national integrity, Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, said Thursday in Rabat.

Morocco’s “protest against the separatists’ breaches was shared by the United Nations which called the Front to withdraw from Guergarate and not to change the situation in the buffer zone," El Othmani pointed out at the weekly cabinet meeting.

The recent report of the UN Secretary-General, he said, was "generally positive" and responded to Morocco's requests not to change the situation in the buffer zone.

El Othmani recalled, in this sense, the message sent by HM King Mohammed VI to the UN Chief, which warned against the consequences of these dangerous developments on the next stage, adding that Morocco will strongly defend its rights and sovereignty in this region which must remain a buffer zone.

He also reiterated Morocco’s position, which refuses any attempt to transfer civilian and administrative units and facilities, or to receive ambassadors in this region, as these practices go against the existing agreements.

El Othmani hailed in this regard the initiative of the Moroccan political parties which signed the Laayoune Declaration in this southern province of the Kingdom in the presence of local and regional elected officials, war veterans and representatives of the various associations of civil society.

The meeting of Laayoune is a strong and clear message that means that all the components of the Moroccan society are united when it comes to such causes, he concluded.

MAP: 12/04/2018