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Moroccan diplomacy gets angry with the UN special envoy for Western Sahara

“Whether he goes to the planet Mars, there will always be the same treatment, South Africa does not have the ability or the capacity to influence the matter. » After doing everything possible to cancel Staffan de Mistura’s trip, the reaction from Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita was scathing.

Morocco considers Pretoria to be an active supporter of the Sahrawi separatists of the Polisario Front and believes that it has no place at the negotiating table in a conflict which has lasted almost 50 years.

If the United Nations did not heed Rabat’s warnings about holding this visit, the spokesperson for the Secretary General, Stéphane Dujarric, justified this trip, explaining that Staffan de Mistura was free to speak to whomever he wished. seemed, regardless of the position of Morocco or the UN.

Not enough to convince Morocco which promises “consequences” through its ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale, and according to the Moroccan media, Le Desk, Morocco would have broken off contacts with Staffan de Mistura, demanding at prior to the resumption of the political process with Algeria while defining as the one and only solution to the conflict, the Moroccan proposal for autonomy.

This article is originally published on rfi.fr

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