In this year 2021, Switzerland is celebrating 100 years of diplomatic presence in Morocco by launching a series of events and meetings to celebrate this century of bilateral relations which is under the sign of stability and harmony.
On this occasion, MoroccoLatestNews to interview the Ambassador of Switzerland to Morocco, Guillaume Scheurer, on the scope of this century of bilateral cooperation between our two countries, the positioning of Morocco in its specific strategy for the MENA region for the period 2021-2024, or the Switzerland’s position concerning the question of the Moroccan Sahara and the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco.
In his office at the Swiss Embassy in Rabat, Guillaume Scheurer explained to us that the Swiss position is ultimately very clear on this point.
“We support the United Nations and its work to find a solution within the framework of the United Nations. This is the first element of the Swiss position, namely the central role that the United Nations plays in this question.“, did he declare.
Then, Switzerland estimates “that it will also be necessary to find a political solution which is in accordance with international law. It is also a certain logic within the framework of and in relation to the resolutions of the Security Council, which itself obviously reflects international law.», Specifies the diplomat.
Third element, continues the Ambassador, and that Switzerland “is convinced that it is only negotiation that will make it possible to arrive at a solution which is political, just, lasting and equitable and which is mutually acceptable“.
Having “visualized and clearly seen the credible and serious efforts made by Morocco in this area“, Guillaume Scheurer tells us that Switzerland”took note of the autonomy initiative which was presented by Morocco to the UN SG“.
Last element, in connection with the recent news of the appointment of the new Personal Envoy of the SG of the United Nations, for the Moroccan Sahara, Guillaume Scheurer tells us that his country “obviously supports the efforts of the SG’s special envoy, Staffan de Mistura, and in particular the round tables which had been initiated by his predecessor in Geneva, and to which Switzerland had contributed with a certain logistics“.
In this sense, Guillaume Scheurer told us that his country has already signaled to Staffan De Mistura that it was ready “to reorganize and post, and to be the leaders in Geneva, new round tables under his aegis», He concluded.