Gabon reiterates its support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative

Gabon, which chairs the UN Security Council for the month of October, reiterated, Thursday in New York, its support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative to put an end to the regional dispute over the Sahara.

Gabon’s vote in favor of extending MINURSO’s mandate “above all reflects our support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative,” said Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Gabon to the United Nations, Michel Xavier Biang, at the outcome of the vote on resolution 2654.

The Moroccan autonomy initiative for the Sahara “presents credible and reassuring prospects allowing not only to put an end to the current impasse but also to reach a political solution acceptable to all,” he said.

The United Nations Security Council decided on Thursday to extend the mandate of MINURSO for one year, while once again confirming the pre-eminence of the Moroccan autonomy initiative to end the regional dispute over the Sahara. Moroccan.

“We are convinced that this resolution will support the efforts of Mr. Staffan de Mistura, the personal envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Sahara, with a view to relaunching the political process between the various stakeholders,” said affirmed the Gabonese ambassador.

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