The Committee for Foreign Policy, International Relations and Parliamentary Diplomacy in the Andean Parliament has reaffirmed its constant position in favor of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom and the Moroccan Autonomy Plan, thus refuting the declarations of its president during the 17th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC), held recently in Algeria.
Following the intense contacts of the president of the Chamber of Councillors, Ennam Mayara, with the presidency and the members of the said Commission, the presidency of the Chamber received a press release from this Commission in which it specifies that it reaffirmed, on February 3, its an immutable position supporting the political sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity of the Kingdom, as well as the Moroccan autonomy plan for the Sahara, said a statement from the House of Councilors on Saturday.
The Commission also affirmed that it considers civilized dialogue to be the best way to reach the consensuses necessary for a climate of real and lasting peace, according to the same source.
She recalls, in this regard, having held a meeting on July 3, 2022 in Marrakech, during which she discussed support for the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco, taking into account the preservation of the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of sovereign States, as one of the constants of the foreign policy of the Andean community, as well as of the Member States of the Andean Parliament, and in view of the status of observer member that Morocco enjoys within of this parliamentary institution.
The committee also returns to the ordinary session of the Andean Parliament held on July 4, 2022 in Laâyoune, with the participation of the Moroccan Parliament, represented by the presidents of the Houses of Representatives and Councillors, during which a favorable position was adopted. political dialogue and parliamentary cooperation, adding that during this session, the Andean parliamentarians had observed in situ the climate of peace, stability and development that reigns in the region, through visits to socio-economic development projects. economy and in educational and health institutions.
Recalling the last official resolution adopted by the Andean Parliament in this regard, the Commission indicates in its press release that it met on 27 October 2022 in Bucaramanga, Colombia, where a majority of its members voted in favor of a resolution supporting the political sovereignty, national unity and territorial integrity of sovereign States recognized by the United Nations, expressing its support for the Moroccan autonomy plan as a realistic, serious and credible solution to this regional dispute within the framework of the resolutions of the United Nations.
The Commission also recalls that members of the Andean Parliament had traveled to Morocco to take part in the Nador Film Festival, the opening ceremony of which was marked by the presence of the President of the Chamber of Councillors, the representative of the Chamber to the Andean Parliament, Abdelkader Salama, the representative of the House of Representatives, Fatine El Ghali, in addition to several government and parliamentary officials.
During its participation in the 17th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (UPCI), held from January 26 to 30 in Algeria, the Moroccan parliamentary delegation denounced the incident that marred the session opening of this meeting, after the attack on the territorial integrity of Morocco and the interference in the internal affairs of a Muslim country which is a member of this Parliamentary Union, by the representative of a non-member parliamentary organization , in this case the Colombian MP Gloria Florez, who claimed to speak on behalf of the Andean Parliament, before the Commission categorically refuted these allegations through its press release which reaffirms the true position of the Andean Parliament supporting the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco.