2002 News Story

Kingdom issues statement on dispute between Morocco and Spain

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement today that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regrets that the Kingdom of Spain resorted to force in its dispute over the island of Leila off the Moroccan coast, and affirms that this island is part of the sovereign territory of the Kingdom of Morocco. The statement added that there have been several attempts to find a peaceful solution that would reflect the historical relations that exist between the two countries and match with the cordial and friendly ties that bind them.