Autonomy plan

Autonomy, ‘Only Viable Way’ to Settle Western Sahara Issue: Former Governor of New Mexico

Rabat - Morocco’s autonomy initiative represents the “only viable way” to reach a political settlement to the Western Sahara issue, Former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson said on Wednesday in Rabat. The autonomy proposal is "the only viable way to find a fair minded political solution" to the Western Sahara issue, the former US official told the press following talks with Foreign Minister Salaheddine ...

Read more

Youth Initiative Denounce Google Map Line Separating Morocco From its Western Sahara

Rabat - A group of young people recently launched a video campaign denouncing the faint dotted line separating the kingdom of Morocco from its Sahara, known as “Western Sahara” on the Google Maps (www.maps.google.com) webmapping service. The initiative aims at raising awareness on the issue of Moroccan Sahara, and to inform people how to request Google to remove the dotted line, which is seen by many in the ...

Read more

Western Sahara: Jordan Hails Autonomy Plan, Morocco’s Efforts in Human Rights

United Nations - Jordan hailed, on Tuesday at the UN headquarters in New York, the autonomy plan and the efforts of the Kingdom to promote the culture of human rights in Moroccan southern provinces (the so-called Western Sahara) and the development dynamics. The Jordanian ambassador to the UN, Dina Kawar, who was speaking before the Security Council following the adoption of Resolution 2218 extending by one ...

Read more

Morocco Hails Extension of MINURSO Mandate

United Nations  -  Morocco on Tuesday "warmly welcomed" the UNSC Resolution 2218 extending for one year the MINURSO mandate, Morocco's Ambassador to the UN, Omar Hilale said. In an opening statement after the vote, the ambassador also expressed "our gratitude to the group of friends" (USA, France, Russia, Spain and the UK) for "their efforts to preserve the integrity of the resolution," which has contribute ...

Read more

UNSC: France Reiterates its Support to Morocco’s Autonomy Plan for Western Sahara

Rabat - France reiterated, on Tuesday before the UN Security Council, that the Moroccan autonomy plan is "a serious and credible basis for a negotiated solution" to the Western Sahara issue, and praised Morocco's initiatives in the field of human rights and called for a population census in Tindouf camps. "France considers that the autonomy plan presented by Morocco to the Secretary General in April 2007 is ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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. ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

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 ...

Read more

© 2011 - 2015, Morocco World News

Scroll to top