Slovenia backs Moroccan autonomy plan for the Sahara

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Slovenia describes the Moroccan autonomy plan for the Sahara as a «good basis for reaching a definitive and consensual solution» to the regional dispute, in accordance with the UN Secretary-General and his personal envoy for the Western Sahara.

This position was expressed in a joint press release issued in Rabat on Tuesday, June 11, following talks between Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita and Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Tanja Fajon.

Both parties reaffirmed their support for UN Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 2703 of October 30, 2023.

Slovenia's support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative in the Sahara comes two weeks after Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob's visit to Algiers, which was marked by a new misattribution by the official Algerian media.

They attributed to the head of government comments on the Sahara issue that he had not made. This misattribution was immediately debunked in a press release from the Slovenian Prime Minister's Office on the issues Golob discussed with his Algerian counterparts in Algiers on May 27.

Slovenia is a non-permanent member of the Security Council. Its support for Morocco is significant at a time when the UN's executive body is due to examine the Sahara question in October.

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