His Excellency Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs, participated today, Friday, January 15, 2021, via visual electronic communication, in the virtual ministerial conference to support the initiative for autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African Cooperation and Moroccans residing abroad in the Kingdom of Morocco, in cooperation With the US State Department with the participation of a large number of countries.
In his speech to the conference, His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed sincere thanks to the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States of America for organizing this important event, which clearly shows the broad international support for resolving the issue of the Moroccan Sahara and for the territorial integrity of the brotherly Kingdom of Morocco, noting that the participation of many countries in this conference confirms the importance of this The issue and its important implications for peace, stability and prosperity in the entire region.
His Excellency Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani indicated that the past year showed a clear momentum in the Middle East to resolve the outstanding issues and build a better future for all its countries and peoples, expressing the Kingdom of Bahrain's confidence that this initiative will play an important role in this process, affirming the Kingdom of Bahrain's appreciation to all those who Help achieve it. His Excellency the Minister of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Kingdom of Morocco under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the beloved monarch of the country, may God protect him, and His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God protect him and protect him, have a close and long-term friendship, and the two countries have always been keen to strengthen these relations in all fields. Stressing that the Kingdom of Bahrain has adhered to a firm position on the Moroccan Sahara issue, as it has repeatedly and publicly affirmed its support for the territorial integrity and national unity of the Kingdom of Morocco, as the Gulf Cooperation Council summit, which was held in Al-Ula Governorate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on January 5, 2021 AD, clearly showed That this support is shared by all the countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
His Excellency Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani said that the Kingdom of Bahrain reaffirms that the Moroccan Sahara region is a Moroccan land subject to Moroccan sovereignty, and that the best and most sustainable solution to this issue is the autonomy initiative, noting that the Kingdom of Bahrain gave a practical example of this support with its decision to open a consulate general. In the Moroccan city of Laayoune, which was inaugurated last month, he expressed the Kingdom of Bahrain's welcome to the United States of America opening a consulate in the city of Dakhla, and its recognition of the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Morocco over the Moroccan Sahara.