“As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and the Group of Friends of the Sahara, Moscow supports international efforts to reach an acceptable settlement of the Sahara file between the conflicting parties,” the Russian embassy in Rabat said.
In its communiqué, the Russian Embassy added that “it is necessary to rely on pre-agreed criteria within the UN Security Council, which, in accordance with the Council’s resolutions, determine the parties to the Sahara conflict based on the fundamental principle of mutual acceptance of the final solution, In accordance with the principles and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations. “
The Russian Embassy in Rabat, headed by diplomat Valerian Shuvaev, said that “acceptance of a common formula for the solution is the main premise for a permanent settlement of the file,” stressing that “Russia maintains relations with the parties to the conflict and with all parties involved in this file.”
“Russia stems from the fact that the international community must support the process under the auspices of the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Horst Kohler.”
He is the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Morocco, has held several diplomatic positions, including the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Libya between 2004 and 2008, and its ambassador to Iraq from 2008 to 2012.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Shuvaev as the new ambassador to Morocco after the former ambassador ended his diplomatic assignment in the kingdom last April, and acknowledged in an interview with Sputnik that “Russia puts all parties to the conflict in one place and has a relationship with all of them.”
Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council and has been given full weight during the last session devoted to discussing the Sahara report. It expressed its support for the efforts of the Security Council and Horst Koehler, the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, to reach a political solution acceptable to both sides of the conflict. In accordance with the principles and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations.