Senior Irish officials voiced on Friday their full support to the process led by the Secretary General of the United Nations for the resolution of the Sahara issue. After their visit to Norway, the delegation of elected officials from Morocco’s Southern Provinces, travelled to Dublin where they conferred with several Irish Govt officials and political leaders on the Sahara issue. These meetings, held in presence of Moroccan ambassador in Dublin, Lahcen Mahraoui, were an opportunity for the delegation to highlight the relevance of the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco for the settlement of the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara. The elected officials from the Sahara affirmed that Morocco’s plan offers a “realistic political solution” called for by the United Nations, noting that the Security Council Resolution 2440 invites all parties to move towards “a realistic, pragmatic, sustainable and compromise-based political solution”. They also stressed that the genuine legitimate representatives of the Sahrawis are those democratically elected during the elections held in Morocco in 2015 and 2016.
Source: The North Africa Journal June 15, 2019 12:11 UTC