Bourita says the empire is committed to finding a solution to the ‘superficial conflicts’ that come from neighboring countries.
As tensions escalate in neighboring Algeria, Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita says his country is determined to “turn the page” on the conflict in Western Sahara but does not relinquish its “rights” to the conflict.
Speaking to senators in Rabat on Tuesday, Bourita said Morocco was committed to finding a solution to “a regional creative crisis stemming from the opposition in neighboring Algeria to have a legitimate right to achieve the integrity of its territory”.
Conflict has escalated in the past few months between Morocco and its arch-rival Algeria in ancient Spain, which Rabat sees as part of its own autonomy.
Algiers are supporting the Western Sahara Polisario Front.
Last year, US officials and then-President Donald Trump recognized Morocco’s claim to its role. something of something in establishing Rabat’s relationship with Israel.
The move was different from the years of international agreement for the future of Western Sahara to be determined by a UN-led referendum.
The King of Morocco, Mohamed VI, said on Saturday in Western Sahara that there was “no dialogue”, in a statement that the Polisario denied was “false”.
Morocco controls 80 percent of most desert areas, with mineral reserves and access to rich Atlantic fish, and provides a convenient way to connect Morocco with West African markets.
Algeria in August ended diplomatic relations and her neighbor, citing various “evils” a few months later criticized Morocco for taking action, including supporting the banned Movement for Self-determination of Kabylie and staying behind the wildfire that swept through Algeria in the summer.
Morocco denies the allegations.
Last week, Algeria blamed Morocco for killing three Algerian civilians on a desert road, bringing fear of escalating conflict.
Akram Kharief, editor of the Algerian Mena Defense page, said Algerians were killed on a highway crossing the Western Sahara-controlled area under the Polisario Front.
A well-known source from Morocco claims that it does not deal with ordinary people.
The Italian president, Sergio Mattarella, on a visit to Algeria last week, called for “proper history to be given to the rights of the Sahrawi people” in a “similar manner” to the UN-brokered resolution of the Western Sahara conflict.
The international community has been working to maintain peace in Western Sahara since 1991, overseeing the long-running ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario, and with the aim of preparing for a referendum.