His Excellency Ali Bongo Ondimba renewed the unwavering and continuous support of the Gabonese Republic for the Moroccanness of the Sahara and the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco, said a joint statement issued Friday at the end of the working and brotherhood visit ??by HM King Mohammed VI to the Gabonese Republic.
On this occasion, the leader of the Gabonese state stressed that "the peaceful and lasting solution to this regional dispute can only be achieved on the basis of the Moroccan initiative to grant the Sahara region a broad autonomy under the sovereignty, the national unity and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Morocco".
This innovative and constructive initiative is compatible with the standards of international law and is perfectly in line with the resolutions of the UN Security Council, the statement said.
The Gabonese President also reaffirmed the importance it attaches to the return of Morocco in the pan-African organization, it added.