Malta has become the latest country to express support for Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for Western Sahara. Malta described the plan as a serious and credible basis to end the dispute over Western Sahara.
The European country’s views were expressed by its Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, Ian Borg.
He conveyed Malta’s position at a meeting with his Moroccan counterpart, Nasser Bourita.
In a joint statement, Malta encourages all parties to demonstrate greater political will in favour of a “definitive solution,” and to re-engage in UN efforts in a spirit of “realism and compromise.”
The Malta minister underscored his country’s unwavering endorsement of the UN-led process, advocating for a just, lasting, and mutually acceptable political resolution for all parties involved.
The Maltese minister also reiterated his country’s long-standing support for the UN-led process for a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution for the parties, the declaration said.
The two ministers agreed on the exclusivity of the UN in the political process and reaffirmed their support for UN Security Council Resolutions 2602 and 2654, which noted the role and responsibility of the parties in the search for a realistic, practical, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution.