March 25, 2023

Luxembourg viewed the autonomy plan presented by Morocco in 2007 as “a good basis for a solution acceptable to the parties” dealing with the Sahara issue.

“Luxembourg is the plan of the government,” said Nasser Bourita, Minister for Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Emigrants, and Jean Asselborn, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in a joint statement issued after talks held today, Tuesday in Rabat, in Rabat. on a working visit to the Kingdom The self-presentation presented in 2007 was a serious and credible effort on the part of Morocco and a good basis for a solution acceptable to the parties.

In this regard, Mr. Asselborn reaffirmed Luxembourg’s long-standing support for the process under the auspices of the United Nations in search of a political, realistic, practical, lasting and mutually acceptable solution.

The joint statement recorded that both parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United Nations to sponsor the political process and reiterate their support for United Nations Security Council Resolution 2602, which defines the role and responsibility of the parties in finding a realistic, practical, lasting and consensus-based political solution. .

On the other hand, both ministers welcomed the appointment of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Staffan de Mistura, and reaffirmed their support for his efforts to advance the political process based on the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

Today, the autonomy scheme is gaining momentum and is receiving more and more explicit support from European countries such as Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, Romania, Portugal and Serbia.

On the other hand, Luxembourg praised the reforms carried out by Morocco under the leadership of King Mohammed VI in order to create a more open and dynamic Moroccan society and economy.

Burita and Asselborn reiterated their desire to turn cooperation between the two countries into a multifaceted partnership aimed at deepening dialogue and consultations on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

In this regard, the Ministers welcomed the forthcoming visit to Morocco by the Crown Prince of the Grand Duchy and the Minister of Economy of Luxembourg, who heads the economic delegation.

They also expressed their desire to further develop economic and trade relations, encouraging Luxembourg companies to explore new investment opportunities in Morocco, both on a bilateral level and in the framework of the Morocco-Luxembourg-Africa trilateral cooperation.

On the other hand, the ministers of the two countries held fruitful discussions on the importance of deepening the historical relationship between Morocco and Luxembourg, during which they expressed their common desire to further strengthen the partnership between the two countries, the joint statement said.

Morocco is a key partner of the European Union

Luxembourg also reaffirmed Morocco’s position as a key partner of the European Union in Africa, expressing its support for strengthening the strategic partnership between Morocco and the EU.

In a joint statement, Luxembourg praised the important role of Morocco and its great contribution to stability and sustainable development in the region, as well as its active participation in the fight against international terrorism, which is essential for the security and stability of the Eurozone. -Mediterranean region.

The joint statement said that the two ministers, having recorded a convergence of views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, agreed to continue these consultations in order to strengthen peace and security in the region, emphasizing the reference of Morocco and Luxembourg to the ongoing coordination between them on issues of common interest. interest, at the level of international and regional bodies.

Both parties reaffirmed their readiness to defend the interests of human rights in general and women’s rights and gender equality in particular, as well as to continue to fight all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls.

The joint statement said the two ministers reaffirmed the paramount importance of an international system based on the rule of law and the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter and expressed concern about the impact of the war in Ukraine on food and energy security.

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