Below is the text of the Royal Office Statement :
“HM King Mohammed VI received on Monday a phone call from his brother HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.
During this phone conversation, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani welcomed the decisions taken by HM the King to restore the situation in the region of El Guerguerat in the Moroccan Sahara and commended the Sovereign for the positive results of these decisions which allowed to reopen the crossing for the safe movement of people and goods.
His Highness also expressed his support for the Kingdom of Morocco in the measures it took to defend the security of its territories and its citizens.
For His part, HM the King welcomed the decision of HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani to hold direct elections of the members of the Shura Council, in the next year, considering that this important step is in harmony with the constitutional choices of the brotherly State of Qatar, and constitutes a new milestone in the process of development and modernization which is conducted wisely by His Highness.”