On November 23, Mohammed VI received Antonio Guterres at the Royal Palace in Rabat on the sidelines of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum (UNAOC) organized in Fez (northeast from Morocco).
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During this meeting, the king “reaffirmed Morocco’s constant position for the settlement of this regional dispute on the basis of the ‘autonomy initiative’, within the framework of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the kingdom. “. For its part, the UN confirmed the discussion on this subject, without further details.
A year ago, Antonio Guterres appointed the diplomat Staffan de Mistura as personal envoy for Western Sahara in an attempt to revive the deadlocked political process. In his recently published annual report, the UN Secretary General said he was “deeply concerned about the development of the situation”.
Mohammed VI reiterated “the kingdom’s support for the efforts of the secretary general and his sent personnel ».