France continues to back Morocco’s autonomy plan to resolve the Sahara dispute:
“For France, the autonomy plan submitted by Morocco in 2007, represents a serious and credible basis for a negotiated solution” to the Sahara issue, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal told the press.
“France’s position regarding the Saraha is well known and has never changed,” Romain said, stressing that Paris supports “a just, sustainable and mutually accepted solution under the auspices of the United Nations.”
He added that his country supports UN mediation regarding the Sahara issue.
Morocco has strongly condemned on Tuesday the comments made by the UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon on the Sahara issue.
Morocco’s government has noted with great surprise “the verbal excesses, the accomplished facts and unjustified complacency of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during his recent visit to the region,” the Kingdom’s government said in a statement…[ORIGINAL STORY, SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED]