This is the declaration of principles that was published:
"On November 14, 1975, the delegations lawfully representing
the Governments of Spain, Morocco and Mauritania, meeting in Madrid, stated that they
had agreed in order on the following principles:
"1. Spain confirms its resolve, repeatedly stated in the United Nations,
to decolonize the Territory of Western Sahara by terminating the responsibilities and powers which it possesses
over that Territory as administering Power.
"2. In conformity with the aforementioned determination and
in accordance with the negotiations advocated by the United Nations with the affected parties, Spain
will proceed forthwith to institute a temporary administration in the Territory, in
which Morocco and Mauritania will participate in collaboration with the Djemaa *
and to which will be transferred all the responsibilities and powers referred to in
the preceding paragraph. It is accordingly agreed that two Deputy Governors nominated by Morocco and Mauritania
shall be appointed to assist the Governor-General of the Territory in the performance of his functions. The
termination of the Spanish presence in the Territory will be completed by February 28, 1976 at the latest.
"3. The views of the Saharan population, expressed through the Djemaa, will be respected.
"4. The three countries will inform the Secretary General of the United Nations of the
terms set down in this instrument as a result of the negotiations entered into in accordance with
Article 33 of the Charter of the United Nations.
"5. The three countries involved declare that they arrived at the foregoing conclusions
in the highest spirit of understanding and brotherhood, with due respect for the principles
of the Charter of the United Nations, and as the best possible contribution to the maintenance of
international peace and security.
"6. This instrument shall enter into force on the date of publication in the
Boletin Oficial del Estado of the 'Sahara Decolonization Act' authorising the Spanish Government
to assume the commitments conditionally set forth in this instrument."
This declaration was signed by the president of the government Carlos Arias Navarro, for Spain; the Prime Minister, Ahmed Osman, for Morocco; and the Foreign Minister, Hamdi Ould Mouknass, for Mauritania.
*- Djemaa: Assembly of Saharawi notables (sheikhs)