Sahara Issue: Switzerland Supports “Just, Lasting and Mutually Acceptable” Political Solution

Rabat - President of the Swiss National Council, Eric Nussbaumer, expressed, Tuesday in Rabat, his country's support for a 'just, lasting and mutually acceptable' political solution to the regional conflict over the Moroccan Sahara. "Switzerland supports the efforts of the United Nations and the work of the UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for the Sahara, Staffan de Mistura, to achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution in accordance with international law and the relevant Security Council resolutions," Nussbaumer told the press following talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita. He stressed that Switzerland reiterates the importance of Morocco's serious and credible efforts to find a political solution based on compromise, noting in this respect the autonomy initiative presented to the UN Secretary-General in 2007. Nussbaumer added that his country also encourages all parties to pursue their commitment in a spirit of compromise. Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse