Saint Kitts and Nevis reaffirms its support for Morocco’s sovereignty over Sahara

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Economic Development, and Investment of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Denzil Llewellyn Douglas, reiterated on Wednesday in Rabat his country’s constant position of “supporting Morocco’s sovereignty over the Sahara territory and the Kingdom’s territorial integrity.”

In a press conference that followed his meeting with Nasser Bourita, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Douglas also reiterated the support of his nation for the UN-led diplomatic process that seeks to resolve this regional conflict in a fair and long-lasting manner, emphasising the importance of the Moroccan autonomy initiative as the “only credible, serious, and realistic solution.”

According to a joint statement released after the meetings between the two ministers, this Moroccan initiative is in total conformity with international law, the United Nations Charter, and the resolutions of the UN General Assembly and Security Council.

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis announced its recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over its southern provinces and its support for the autonomy plan initiative as the “only serious, credible, and realistic basis” for resolving the artificial conflict surrounding the Moroccan Sahara.

It also praised the socio-economic development taking place in the Moroccan Sahara thanks to the efforts and investments made by the Kingdom of Morocco under the New Development Model for the Southern Provinces.

This new model has significantly promoted the empowerment of the populations of these provinces and improved human development indicators in the region, the joint statement specifies.

Furthermore, as a member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis welcomed the opening of an embassy of the organization in Rabat on October 19, 2018, and a consulate general in Dakhla on March 31, 2022.

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