Paraguay Welcomes Sovereign Intervention Of Morocco, Guatemala Calls For Restraint For Resolutions On Ceasefire

Paraguay Welcomes Sovereign Intervention Of Morocco, Guatemala Calls For Restraint For Resolutions On Ceasefire

Asuncion/Rabat, Nov 22 (TNA) The Foreign Affairs Committee at the Chamber of Deputies of Paraguay has welcomed the sovereign actions and measures taken by Morocco which helped restore free civil and commercial movement at the post-border of El Guerguerat, expressing its support for the autonomy plan proposed by the Kingdom.

"We support the sovereign actions and measures taken by the Kingdom of Morocco to restore the free traffic of people and goods and we consider that it is essential to guarantee free movement at this crossing," said the Committee in a letter signed by its president Walter Enrique Harms.

The Committee also reiterated its "full support for the Moroccan autonomy initiative as the only political solution, under Morocco's sovereignty and its territorial integrity," to this artificial conflict over the Moroccan Sahara.

Walter Harms affirmed that the Committee follows "with concern the events which occurred in the buffer zone of El Guerguerat, south of Morocco, triggered by the presence of militiamen of the armed group of the Polisario, which obstructed the traffic and carried out acts of provocation and banditry".

Guatemala also stressed the need to "refrain from any act of provocation that could undermine economic and commercial interests in the region.

"Through these dangerous provocations, the Polisario front seeks to alter the status of this buffer zone, threatening commercial activities and disrupting the political process carried out under the auspices of the United Nations, in total violation of international law and in contempt of the appeals from the UN Secretary General", added the Committee.

The Committee called on all parties to this conflict to show restraint and prudence, in order to preserve the political process brokered by the United Nations.

Meanwhile, the government of the Republic of Guatemala has called for restraint and respect for Security Council resolutions relating to the ceasefire, following the measures taken by the Kingdom of Morocco to put an end to the blocking of the El Guergarat crossing by the separatists of the "polisario".

"The Government of the Republic of Guatemala has been closely following the developments at the El Guergarat border post in the Kingdom of Morocco since November 13, 2020 and, in light of the tensions in the region and the rapidly evolving events, calls for restraint and respect for Security Council resolutions relating to the ceasefire," the Guatemalan government said in a statement.

The same source underlined the importance of dialogue and the resumption of the political process in order to reach a political, just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution, in accordance with the parameters set by the resolutions of the Security Council, in the respect of international legality, in particular the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of States

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