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Algeria and the Polisario are attempting to torpedo Morocco’s autonomy plan

Rabat - The Polisario separatists and their Algerian sponsors are endeavoring by all means to torpedo the autonomy plan in the southern provinces, presented by Morocco in order to reach a political, final and mutually-accepted solution to the artificial Sahara conflict, said president of the Royal Consultative Council for Sahara affairs (CORCAS), Khalihenna Ould Errachid. Ould Errachid, who was guest to MAP ...

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King Mohammed VI ‘s Message to UN Chief : Firm Warning Against Deviation Of Process in Sahara : French Expert

Paris  -  The message conveyed by King Mohammed VI to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is "a firm and clear warning against any deviation of the process in the Sahara", said head of the French observatory of geopolitical studies, Charles Saint-Prot. The French expert who was reacting to a phone call between the King and the UN chief, noted that the Sovereign "recalled that the UNO should not yield to manipu ...

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Sahara: King Mohammed VI Holds Phone Call with UN Secretary General

Tetouan- King Mohammed VI held on Saturday a phone conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, says a release of the Royal office. The talks covered latest developments and the present timetable related to the Moroccan Sahara issue, says the release. On this occasion, the King reiterated Morocco's constant commitment and constructive cooperation to reach a final political settlement to this regional ...

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Vote on MINURSO mandate: UNSC called to uphold ‘political solution’ to Sahara issue: Official

Rabat - Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mbarka Bouaida, urged Thursday in Rabat, the UN Security Council to uphold the "political solution" to the Sahara issue at the next vote on the extension of the mandate of MINURSO. "We ask the Security Council to focus on the political solution" of the dispute rather than "secondary issues," said Bouaida, who was the guest of MAP Forum on "The i ...

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Sahara Autonomy Plan, “Most Important Gain” of Human Rights: Official

Rabat - The Moroccan autonomy initiative, proposed as a settlement to the Sahara issue, is the "most important gain" in human rights matters, said on Thursday Moroccan Delegate-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Mbarka Bouaida. "On the basis of this initiative, local populations will be free to make choices and manage their own affairs within representative institutions and in the total respect of ...

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US Congress: Eminent Members Reiterate US Support To Morocco’s Autonomy Plan For Sahara

Washington - Eminent members of the US congress reaffirmed on Wednesday Washington's support to the Moroccan autonomy plan for the Sahara and to the reforms process conducted by Morocco which they called "a model country and a strategic ally." "Since becoming the first nation to formally recognize the newly independent United States, Morocco and the US have shared a strategic and bilateral relationship," sa ...

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New Video Denounces Recruitment of Young Sahrawis to Polisario Militia

Casablanca- In a recent video posted on YouTube, a young Sahrawi denounced the recruitment of Sahrawi youth to the Polisario’s armed militia.   The video came as a response to another video posted a few weeks ago, in which a Sahrawi called on the Sahrawi population to stand up against the Polisario leadership by defending their rights through a project entitled “A Minute of Truth”. The young Sahrawi in the ...

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Moroccan autonomy plan ‘serious, credible, and realistic’, US Official tells Congress

Washington- The Sahara autonomy plan under the Moroccan sovereignty is "serious, credible and realistic," reaffirmed "clearly" US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs, William Roebuck, at a hearing in the US Congress devoted to US policy vis-à- vis Morocco. "Concerning the Moroccan autonomy plan, we clearly stated that the plan is serious, credible and realistic and is a potential appro ...

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Sahara: Washington Describes Moroccan Autonomy Initiative As “Serious, Realistic And Credible”

Rabat - The United States reiterated its stance over the autonomy plan in the Sahara, under Morocco's sovereignty, describing it as “serious, realistic and credible” according to MAP. "The United States’ policy toward the Sahara has remained consistent for many years," said a joint statement issued, on Friday in Rabat, after the 2nd USA-Morocco strategic dialogue, which was co-chaired by foreign minister Sa ...

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No place for so-called Sahrawi republic in EU-Africa partnership meetings

Brussels - The EU-Africa summit, held in Brussels this April 02-03, has frustrated any hope of the self-proclaimed Sahrawi republic to participate in the EU-Africa partnership meeting, by officially and openly barring any entity that is not member of the United Nations Organization. By excluding the so-called SADR Republic from the summit, the EU-Africa summit, thus, confirms the EU-Africa partnership’s mod ...

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For the First Time Moroccan Waved in Polisario’s Tindouf Camps

Taroudant, Morocco - Following the release of a series of videos filmed inside the camps of Tindouf, portraying the suffering of the Saharawis in the Tindouf camps in Algeria, the Sahrawi population started taking definitive actions to change their intolerable situation and break their silence after almost 40-years under Polisario rule. Saharawi demonstrators in the Polisario camps in Tindouf, Algeria waved ...

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Sahara: Moroccan Foreign Minister Sends Letter to Ban Ki-moon

New York (UN)-Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar underlined, in a letter Tuesday to UNSG Ban Ki-moon that Morocco has honored all its commitments and taken measures beyond those recommended by the UNSC, urging other parties to show a similar qualitative commitment. In the letter, also handed out to the 15 UNSC member states and to be issued as an official document by the executive body, Mezouar s ...

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