Withdrawal Of Confidence In Ross: France Calls For ‘Swift Settlement Of Dispute’

Paris – France reiterated on Friday its support for the Moroccan autonomy plan, after Morocco’s decision to withdraw its confidence in the UNSG personal envoy for the Sahara Christopher Ross, calling for a “swift settlement of the dispute”.

France reiterates its support for the Moroccan autonomy plan, which is the only realistic proposal on the table of negotiations and which constitutes a serious and credible basis for a solution brokered by the UN, Spokesperson of the French Foreign Ministry Bernard Valero said.

France took note of Morocco’s decision to withdraw its confidence in the UNSG personal envoy for the Sahara Christopher Ross and is calling for a swift settlement for the dispute, which takes account of all the parties’ legitimate concerns, he said at a press briefing, the first under the new socialist government.

Valero recalled France’s support for the search for a political solution to the Sahara issue, under the aegis of the UN, in accordance with UNSC resolutions.

Morocco announced on Thursday the withdrawal of its confidence in Christopher Ross, and asked the UN Secretary-General to take appropriate decisions to push the negotiating process on the Sahara issue forward.

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Posted on May 18, 2012, in Morocco News, Sahara, Sahel and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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