Burundi reaffirms its support for the territorial integrity of Morocco

The Republic of Burundi reaffirmed, on Wednesday in Rabat, its attachment to the principle of Morocco’s territorial integrity, while considering the autonomy plan as “the basis for achieving a lasting, pragmatic and realistic solution” to the dispute over the Moroccan Sahara.

This position of Burundi was expressed in the joint press release published following a meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Living Abroad, Nasser Bourita, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi, Albert Shingiro.

“Mr. Shingiro reaffirmed the attachment of the Republic of Burundi to the principle of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco”, can be read in the press release which adds that “the Republic of Burundi considers the initiative autonomy, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council, as the basis for reaching a lasting, pragmatic and realistic solution based on compromise”.

The Burundian minister also reaffirmed his country’s support for the efforts of the UN Secretary General and his Personal Envoy to relaunch the political process on the basis of UN Security Council Resolutions, indicates the same source, adding that the two parties “are committed to supporting each other on major issues concerning their fundamental interests. »

During a press briefing after talks between MM Bourita and Shingiro, the Burundian minister explained that for his country, “the principles of territorial integrity, sovereignty and national unity are principles that highlights the values ​​shared between us and Morocco but also with other nations”.

For his part, Nasser Bourita thanked his Burundian counterpart for the “clear and constant positions” of his country concerning the question of the Moroccan Sahara.

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