Peru announces withdrawal of its recognition of the “Polisario” and support for the autonomy plan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru) – Hoy 24

The Republic of Peru decided today Thursday “withdraw recognition of the Saharawi Republic and cut all relations with this entity”, expressing its support for the autonomy scheme in the Moroccan Sahara.

In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peru expressed its “respect for the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco, as well as the autonomy plan related to this territorial dispute” over the Moroccan Sahara. The statement indicated that this decision was made after a telephone conversation between the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Macay, and Mr. Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates.

The statement clarified that this decision was taken in accordance with the international legitimacy stipulated in the Charter of the United Nations, and in full respect of the principles of territorial integrity of the member states of the United Nations. It also comes “to support the efforts made by the Secretary General of the United Nations and the Security Council to reach a political, realistic, lasting and consensual solution to the Sahara conflict”.

The statement adds that “taking into account the absence of any real bilateral relationship to date, the government of the Republic of Peru decided to withdraw its recognition of the “Sahrawi Republic” and “cut off all relations with this entity”, adding that “the United Nations will be informed of this decision”.

The same source stated that “in accordance with international law and the resolutions of the United Nations on the question of the Sahara, the government of the Republic of Peru expresses its appreciation and respect for the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco, as well as the autonomy regime related to this regional dispute”.

The statement concluded that “the two governments agreed to strengthen their bilateral relations through the immediate signing of a multisectoral roadmap that includes regular political consultations and effective cooperation in the economic, commercial, educational, energy, agricultural and fertilizer fields.”