King Mohammed VI sent messages of thanks and gratitude to the heads of state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for their clear support for the Moroccan identity of the Sahara.
This happened in separate messages to King Salman Ibn Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia; King Hamad Ben Issa Al Khalifa of Bahrain; the Sultan of Oman Haitham Bin Tariq bin Taimur; the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah; the President of the State of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan; the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani; as well as to Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Defense.
In these messages, the Sovereign expressed his thanks and gratitude to the leaders of the GCC for the clear support of their respective countries for the Moroccan character of the Sahara, and underlined the sincere feelings of friendship, distinguished partnership relations and permanent solidarity. linking Morocco to its Gulf brothers.
The Sovereign affirmed to have followed with interest and consideration the frank and unequivocal support for the Moroccan Sahara and for the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, expressed by the leaders of the Gulf countries, during the 42nd session of the Supreme Council of the GCC, held in Riyadh.
In his messages, the Sovereign underlined that Morocco has always considered the security and stability of the Arab Gulf countries as an integral part of its security and that any attack against these countries constitutes an attack against the Kingdom.
King Mohammed VI also declared that as he had underlined on the occasion of the Morocco-GCC summit which was held in Riyadh on April 20, 2016, “The partnership between Morocco and the Gulf countries is not the product of cyclical interest or fleeting calculations. Rather, it draws its strength from sincere faith in the community of destiny and the alignment of views regarding our common causes. “
The Sovereign who qualified the position of the leaders of the GCC as “noble” declared that this position underlines the shared belief in the community of destiny, and reinforces the permanent and absolute commitment of Morocco in favor of the defense of security and of the stability of the Arab Gulf States, as well as the strengthening of their strategic and exemplary partnership at the regional and international levels.
The 42nd GCC High Council Summit, held in the Saudi city of Al ‘Ula on December 14, reaffirmed in its final declaration its firm positions and decisions in favor of the Moroccan Sahara and the preservation of security and stability of the Kingdom of Morocco and its territorial integrity.
In this regard, the declaration welcomed Security Council resolution 2602 of 29 October 2021 concerning the Moroccan Sahara.
The High Council also underlined the importance of the privileged strategic partnership between the CCG and the Kingdom of Morocco as well as its effective implementation.
The Board of Governors of the GCC is the highest authority and is made up of the leaders of the six member states.