The spokeswoman for the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Nabila Masrali, came out to mitigate the impact of previous statements by Joseph Borrell, Vice President of the European Commission, on the Moroccan Sahara, which caused outrage in Morocco .
Masrali told MAP that the European Union supports a fair, realistic and always mutually acceptable political solution to the Sahara problem in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions, and that the EU’s position is clear and based on Strong support for the Secretary-General’s efforts to reach a just, realistic, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution to the Sahara issue, based on compromise and in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolutions.
In response to the recent statements by the Head of European Diplomacy to the Spanish media, Masrali said that the position of the European Union was detailed in the Joint Political Declaration between the European Union and Morocco of June 2019, which positively collected the serious and credible efforts made by Morocco as established in Resolution 2602.
He added: “The European Union therefore remains firmly committed to supporting the work of the Personal Representative of the Secretary General Staffan de Mistura, and encourages all parties to approach him for the resumption of the political process”, noting “the importance to maintain stability in the region through increased dialogue and a constructive approach”.
It should be noted that three days after King Mohammed VI’s speech on the occasion of the anniversary of the revolution of the king and the people, Josep Borrell, head of diplomacy in the European Union, came out with a statement in which he said that the solution to the conflict of the Sahara goes through the organization of a “consultation of the Saharawi people”, knowing that it was defended in the past it is a “political solution acceptable to both parties”.