The stance was voiced by France's ambassador in Rabat, Jean-François Thibault, who received chairman of the Royal Advisory Council for Sahrawi Affairs (CORCAS), Khali Henna Ould Errachid.
The diplomat stressed the will of France, an important actor on the international scene, to work for a political solution to the conflict in accordance with the international legality.
Ould Errachid described the autonomy project for the southern provinces, which Morocco is due to submit with a view to settle the Sahara dispute, as an appropriate platform to associate the populations of the provinces to the management of their own affairs.
In a speech the king addressed past March from the southern town of Laayoune, he announced the establishment of the CORCAS to contribute to defending Morocco's territorial integrity and to shed light on the national Cause and the efforts made by Morocco.
The council is composed of elected officials, who constitute more than 50% of its 140 members and includes civil society members operating in the human rights and social fields.