Moroccan monarch King Mohammed VI discussed the Western Sahara case with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in a rare meeting Wednesday in Rabat. His Majesty the King discussed the situation in the region, especially in Western Sahara,” without going into details.
The royal court said in a statement: Guterres, who visited the kingdom to attend the “Ninth Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations” in the city of Fez (northeast), met with King Mohammed VI at his palace in Rabat.
He added that during the meeting, the Moroccan monarch “reaffirmed the firm position of Morocco to resolve this regional dispute on the basis of the initiative of autonomy within the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the kingdom.” For its part, the United Nations said in a statement that “The Secretary-General and His Majesty the King discussed the situation in the region, especially in Western Sahara.” In its statement, the international organization did not provide any further details.
In a statement, the Royal Court of Justice said: The Moroccan Monarch has renewed “the kingdom’s support for the efforts of the Secretary-General and his personal envoy, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, to conduct this political affair, as well as the mission of MINURSO to oversee the ceasefire.”