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The Sahrawi Movement for Peace applauds the process of diplomatic normalisation between Spain and the Kingdom of Morocco

The MSP considers that the normalisation of relations between Spain and Morocco is essential for the cause of peace in North Africa
PHOTO/ Pool Moncloa / Borja Puig de la Bellacasa  -   El presidente del Gobierno, Pedro Sánchez, durante su comparecencia en La Moncloa

PHOTO/ Pool Moncloa / Borja Puig de la Bellacasa  -   The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, during an appearance at La Moncloa

The announcement of the forthcoming visit of the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs to Morocco are very positive signs for a new stage between the two countries, which the Sahrawi Movement for Peace (MSP) welcomes.

From this position, Spain can and should play an active role in international efforts towards a peaceful solution to the problem of Western Sahara, especially at a time when the new Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, Staffan de Mistura, has just started his mission.

The PSM considers that the normalisation of relations between Spain and Morocco is essential to the cause of peace in northwest Africa, as is the necessary resumption of relations between Morocco and Algeria.

Spain's position announced by President Pedro Sánchez and Minister Jose Manuel Albares reflects a growing interest on the part of the former metropolis, which contributes to creating a favourable dynamic for the compromise solution advocated by the MSP, which considers that the autonomous initiative presented by Morocco in 2007, to which President Pedro Sánchez referred, could represent a starting point in the search for a settlement with international guarantees that satisfies the aspirations of the Saharawi people and brings to an end half a century of exile and suffering of the Saharawis. 

At the present time, it is also urgent for Spain to contribute to enforce the ceasefire and put an end to the loss of human lives in Western Sahara.