Sánchez reaffirms before the king of Morocco the turn on the Sahara and they agree on the gradual reopening of the borders
Reception with all the pageantry at the royal palace to solemnize the "new stage" of relations between Spain and Morocco after the historic turn of Pedro Sánchez regarding the Sahara, which has been written in the joint declaration of 16 points that he has sealed with Mohamed SAW. The President of the Government and King Mohamed VI have agreed to reopen the borders in a "gradual and orderly" manner as well as to establish several working groups that will conclude in a High Level Meeting (RAN) before the end of the year. These high-level summits have not been held since 2015 due to the diplomatic disagreements that have occurred in recent times between the two countries and that ended with the rupture almost a year ago with the humanitarian welcome of the Polisario Front leader, Brahim Galli.
During the visit of the President of the Executive and the Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, to Rabat, Sánchez and the Moroccan monarch agreed on a new road map. The document includes a gradual opening of the borders, the "full normalization of the movement of people and goods", which will be restored "in an orderly manner", as well as "maritime passenger connections". Although the statement does not explicitly mention Ceuta and Melilla, Sánchez has assured that "territorial integrity is guaranteed."
According to the statement, "conversations will begin on the management of airspaces." It is also intended to hold a high-level summit before the end of the year, and the president and King Mohamed VI "will designate a committee responsible for the implementation" of the text "within three months."
The Spanish leader's visit to Rabat has been carried out with a “great friendliness” between both parties, as government sources have pointed out, which had already advanced “concrete actions” that covered “all issues of common interest”.