The German Government stressed Thursday that its position on the question of Western Sahara remains unchanged, which supports a solution acceptable to both parties – Morocco and the Polisario Front – within the framework of the United Nations.
In a written response to questions of Bundestag deputies, the German government clarified that the events of Guerguerat, which occurred in mid-November 2020, demonstrated the seriousness of the outbreak of armed escalation in Western Sahara, and the need for a solution to the conflict.
The federal government reiterated the need to resume negotiations between Morocco and the Polisario Front under the auspices of the United Nations, and to expedite the appointment of a new envoy for Western Sahara.
With regard to the crisis created by Morocco, the federal government sees that there is no reason to impede diplomatic relations, so Berlin recently asked the Moroccan government for an explanation about summoning its ambassador for consultations in Rabat on May 6, 2021, which has not been received yet.
In this context, the German government made it clear that economic cooperation between the two countries is on probation due to the developments of the crisis, and if the current situation continues, the federal government warns of negative consequences on the business sector and attracting investments to Morocco.