The Government is negotiating with Morocco the transfer of the management of the airspace of Western Sahara, as the Executive has recognized in a parliamentary response. "Conversations with Morocco in this area have begun," La Moncloa assured in writing in response to questions from the Canarian senator Fernando Clavijo.
The talks with Morocco in this regard "are limited to the management of airspace and coordination between both parties in order to achieve greater security in connections and technical cooperation," says the Government.
According to the Government, the negotiation is "in compliance with point 7 of the Joint Declaration of April 7", known as the roadmap for the new relationship between Spain and Morocco agreed in 2022. Point 7 literally says that "they will begin talks on airspace management".
For decades, the airspace of the Sahara has been managed from the Canary Islands, as established by the UN International Civil Aviation Organization.
In his question, Senator Clavijo was also interested in whether this issue was addressed at the High Level Meeting (RAN) held between the governments of Spain and Morocco in early February in Rabat, an issue that has not been answered by Moncloa .
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