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Official Highlights Values Governing Morocco’s Policy Over Western Sahara

Rabat - Communication Minister and Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi highlighted, on Thursday in Rabat, the immutable values governing Morocco's policy over the “Western Sahara.” During a press briefing following the weekly cabinet meeting, held under the chairmanship of head of government Abdelilah Benkirane, the minister highlighted the autonomy proposal which constitutes the framework that would ...

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UNSC Draft Resolution on Western Sahara Maintains Status Quo

New York- Less than a week before the adoption of a new resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the MINURSO for one more year, the United States circulated to the members of the Security Council the draft resolution that will be put up for vote next Tuesday. The draft resolution, which was obtained by Morocco World News, is almost 100 per cent identical to the resolution 2152, which was adopted by the U ...

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Western Sahara: Senegal Reaffirms “Firm” Support to Morocco’s Autonomy Plan

Rabat - Senegal reaffirmed on Thursday in Jakarta its "firm" support to Morocco's proposal to grant large sovereignty to its southern provinces (the so-called Western Sahara) while maintaining its sovereignty and the integrity of its territory. In a speech before participants at the Asia-Africa Summit, held in the Indonesian capital, the head of the Senegalese delegation stressed that his country continues ...

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Ban Ki-moon Highlights “Need” to Conduct Census in Tindouf Camps

New York- The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has called for the registration of the population living in the Tindouf camps in his annual report to the United Nations on the “Situation in the western Sahara.” While making no recommendation on the expansion of the MINURSO, Ban Ki-moon’s report highlights the need to conduct a census in the Tindouf camps. “I note continuing questions abo ...

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Ban Ki-moon Releases His Annual Report on Western Sahara

New York- The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon released on Friday his annual report on the situation in the Western Sahara. The report, which was obtained by Morocco World News, was submitted to the members of the Security Council pursuant to resolution 2152 by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2015. ...

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USA Reiterate that Morocco’s Autonomy Plan Is ‘serious, realistic, and credible’

Washington - The United States on Thursday reiterated that Morocco’s autonomy plan is "serious, realistic, and credible". "The United States’ policy toward the Western Sahara has remained consistent for many years. The United States has made clear that Morocco’s autonomy plan is serious, realistic, and credible, and that it represents a potential approach that could satisfy the aspirations of the people in ...

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Morocco Refuses Any Involvement of African Union in ‘Western Sahara’ Issue: FM

New York  - Morocco expressed its categorical refusal of whatever role or involvement of the African Union in the so-called Western Sahara issue. Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar made it clear in a letter sent on Wednesday to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. In the letter, Morocco reiterated its firm stand against any involvement of the African Union after the latter contacted the UN concerning the ...

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International Forum Stresses Pertinence of Autonomy as Solution to Western Sahara

Laayoune - Participants at the international forum on the Sahara highlighted, on Wednesday in Laayoune, the pertinence of the autonomy initiative as a sound basis for resolving the artificial dispute over the Western Sahara. The Forum's final statement stresses the need for transcending the unfounded allegations of the polisario by adopting a realistic approach in favour of the autonomy initiative as a basi ...

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Dissident Group Raises Moroccan Flag Inside Tindouf Camps

Rabat - Kifaya, a dissident group inside the Tindouf camps, has released a video in which it shows support for the territorial integrity of Morocco. In the video posted in YouTube, the Moroccan flag is seen floating deep inside the Polisario-controlled camps. Pictures of King Mohammed VI can also be seen in the video, in addition to signs reading "Yes to autonomy" in French. ...

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Ross Meets With Leaders of Polisario in Tindouf

Rabat- The Personal Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations for the Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, held Tuesday a meeting with the Polisario Front in the Tindouf camps just three weeks before the presentation of his report to the United Nations' Security Council. The American diplomat is in the Tindouf camps for a three-day visit. He is expected to meet with members of the Polisario Front's ...

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Former French Premier Calls for Political Dialogue on ‘Western Sahara’

Dakhla - Former French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, said Saturday in the Moroccan city of Dakhla in the so-called Western Sahara, there is an "urgent need" for political dialogue "after 40 years of a painful conflict over the Sahara issue." "We cannot forget here in Dakhla the urgent need for political dialogue after 40 years of painful conflict around the Sahara issue," said Mr. De Villepin, who w ...

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Crans Montana Forum: International Recognition of Morocco’s Sovereignty over ‘Western Sahara‘

Dakhla, Morocco - The Crans Montana Forum held on 13-14 March in the southern city of Dakhla, in the co-called Western Sahara, marks "a diplomatic victory" for Morocco and an "international recognition" of the kingdom's territorial sovereignty over its southern provinces, wrote London’s newspaper "Al Arab” on Friday. In a report on the opening of the Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, Morocco, featuring partici ...

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