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Sahara issue: Chile’s Senate, Congress renew support for UN negotiating process, hail Morocco’s efforts

PERSISMA, Santiago – The Chilean Senate and House of Representatives have reiterated their support for the UN negotiating process and for Morocco’s serious and credible efforts to reach a political solution to the Sahara issue.

That came during talks, on Wednesday in Santiago, between Moroccan secretary-general of the ministry of foreign affairs, Youssef Amrani, and the speakers of the Chilean Senate and the House of Representatives.

The talks, which are part of bilateral political consultations, examined bilateral issues as well as regional and international affairs of common interest.

The two sides explored the best means of further promoting bilateral trade and cultural and scientific cooperation, especially in the area of renewable energies.

Amrani highlighted the specificities of Morocco, which has embarked on a reform process over fifteen years.

On the Sahara issue, he presented his interlocutors with the latest developments, particularly the latest Security Council resolution which has emphasized Morocco’s autonomy Initiative as a credible, realistic solution to the conflict.

In this connection, Guido Girardi, speaker of the Chilean senate, said the latter endorses the position taken by the government, which supports the ongoing UN-mediated negotiation process towards a political solution to the dispute, based on realism and compromise.

For his part, Patricio Melero, speaker of the House of Representatives, reasserted the House’s support for the UN negotiation process as well as for Morocco’s serious and credible efforts.

Source : MAP, Last modification 05/11/2011 03:47 PM.

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