Sao Tome and Principe's Prime minister Jorge Lopes Bom Jesus reaffirmed, Friday in Rabat, his country's support for the Moroccanness of the Sahara, considering the autonomy plan as the only basis for resolving this regional dispute while respecting the territorial integrity and national unity of the Kingdom of Morocco.
"We also support the efforts of the United Nations as the exclusive framework for resolving this regional dispute," Bom Jesus said at a press briefing after his talks with Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita.
He added that the visit provided an opportunity to discuss several areas of cooperation, including investment in human capital.
For his part, Bourita thanked the Republic of Sao Tome and Principe for its continued support for Morocco's sacred causes, particularly with regard to the question of the Moroccan Sahara.
He said that this visit, which allows the government of Sao Tome and Principe to strengthen its relations of cooperation, friendship and fraternity with Morocco, reinforces the depth of the ties that unite the two countries, adding that this meeting is part of the ongoing consultations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.
Relations between "our two countries are excellent" and are further strengthened by the exchange of high-level visits and "your visit today will give a definite boost to our bilateral relations", Bourita underlined.