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Communiqué: Morocco Takes Note of UNSG Spokesman Statement on Situation in Guergarate Region in Moroccan Sahara

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Rabat 02.26.2017

The Kingdom of Morocco took note with interest of the statement made on Saturday, 25 February 2017 by the United Nations Secretary-General’s spokesman over the tense situation in the Guergarate region in the Moroccan Sahara.

Morocco takes note of recommendations and assessments made by the United Nations Secretary General, which are in line with international law.

This statement comes following the phone conversation held by HM King Mohammed VI with Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General, on February 24.

In this context, and upon high instructions of HM the King and in order to immediately apply and respect the request made by the UNSG, the Kingdom of Morocco will as of today begin its unilateral and immediate withdrawal from the region.

The Kingdom of Morocco hopes that the statement made by the UN Secretary General will make it possible to return to the situation that was prevalent before in the region, keep intact its status, secure smooth road traffic and thus maintain the ceasefire and strengthen regional stability.