UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted Morocco's full cooperation and coordination with MINURSO, particularly in terms of logistical support, medical services, security of UN sites and demining in his report to the Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara question.
The report stated that "Morocco has remained committed to the ceasefire," while safeguarding its right to respond to any provocation by "Polisario" militias.
During the reporting period, MINURSO's operational activities in the Moroccan Sahara were only moderately impacted by restrictions related to health measures in place to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the full cooperation of Moroccan authorities.
Guterres pointed out that Morocco has not only fully respected the freedom of movement of MINURSO, but has also supported the UN Mission by facilitating the movement of its civilian and military members to and from their places of deployment, by guaranteeing them access to special commercial international flights.
The UN chief welcomed Morocco's initiative to vaccine civilian and military staff deployed in the Moroccan Sahara within MINURSO, thanks to the coordination of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) and the Ministry of Health and in compliance with its international commitments to ensure the safety and security of peacekeepers.
The report welcomed the unchanged cooperation and communication at the strategic level between the FAR and MINURSO.