Rabat – Here follows a statement by the Royal Office:
“His Majesty King Mohammed VI had a telephone conversation today with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
The conversation focused on the latest developments of the National Cause, including the situation in the Guergarate zone in the Moroccan Sahara.
During this conversation, His Majesty the King stressed that after the failure of all the laudable attempts by the Secretary General, the Kingdom of Morocco has shouldered its responsibilities within the framework of its most legitimate right, all the more so because this is not the first time that the “polisario” militias engage in unacceptable actions.
Morocco has restored the situation, definitively resolved the problem and re-established the flow of traffic.
His Majesty the King said that the Kingdom of Morocco will continue to take the necessary measures to ensure order and guarantee a safe and fluid movement of people and goods in this area on the border between the Kingdom and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
His Majesty the King reaffirmed to Mr. Guterres Morocco’s steadfast commitment to the ceasefire. Likewise, the Kingdom remains firmly determined to react, with the utmost severity and within the framework of legitimate defense, to any threat to its security and the peace of its citizens.
Finally, His Majesty the King assured the Secretary General that Morocco will continue to support his efforts within the framework of the political process. The latter should resume on the basis of clear parameters, involving the real parties to this regional dispute and allowing a realistic and achievable solution within the framework of the Kingdom’s sovereignty.”