Dominican Republic Reiterates Support for Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

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Rabat –  President of the Dominican Republic Danilo Medina has reiterated his country’s support for Morocco’s territorial integrity.

The president reaffirmed his country’s position when he received Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita on Tuesday, June 11, at the Presidential  Palace in Santo Domingo.

The meeting is part of Bourita’s official tour of four Latin American countries from June  11 to 14. On his tour, the minister is expected to discuss Western Sahara with the Latin American leaders.

During the meeting, Bourita conveyed a verbal message from King Mohammed VI to the president. In the message, the Moroccan monarch reaffirmed Morocco’s determination to foster its bilateral relations with the Dominican Republic and to encourage a partnership between the two countries.

Bourita also spoke about the “sustained and constructive” action of the Dominican Republic in the United Nations as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in support of Morocco’s territorial integrity.

Following the meeting, the Dominican Republic issued a statement to express its satisfaction with the bilateral relations between the countries.  In the same statement, the country also expressed its “respect for the territorial integrity and national sovereignty” of Morocco. The Dominican Republic  also expressed full support for Morocco’s efforts to reach a mutually acceptable solution for the Western Sahara conflict.

The Dominican Republic is on the list of the countries which deem the autonomy initiativea realistic and credible political solution for the Western Sahara conflict. The territorial dispute pits Morocco against the Polisario front, a breakaway movement that claims to be the sole representative of the Saharawis and seeks to establish an independent state in southern Morocco.

Source: moroccoworldnews.com