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Moroccans March in Stockholm to Defend Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

Stockholm - Hundreds of Moroccans from different Scandinavian countries staged, Saturday in Stockholm, a march to underline that "Morocco's territorial integrity is a red line that cannot be crossed." Called by NGOs in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, the event, held successively in a large park in the Swedish capital, then in a square in front of the iconic Royal Theatre, aimed to draw the att ...

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Western Sahara: The Historical Commitment Sweden Should Remember

New York - Over the past few days, Moroccans have been holding their breath and following the latest developments regarding the question of the so-called Western Sahara, following reports that the Swedish government is considering recognizing the self-proclaimed Saharawi Democratic Arab Republic (SADR). The apparent decision of the Swedish government stirred up outrage in Morocco and prompted the Moroccan g ...

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Exclusive: Sweden’s FM Says Recognition of So-Called SADR Is not on the Table

New York - Swedish Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, said in an exclusive statement sent to Morocco World News on Thursday, that while Sweden is in the process of reviewing its entire policy with regards to Western Sahara, it does not intend, for the time being, to recognize the so-called Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. “In light of press reports in Morocco, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallströ ...

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Bahrain Reiterates ‘Firm Support’ for Morocco’s Territorial Integrity

New York - Bahraini foreign minister Khalid Ben Ahmed Al Khalifa reiterated, on Thursday in New York, his country's firm support for Morocco's territorial integrity and "its indisputable rights" over the so-called Western Sahara. "I reiterate Bahrain's firm support for Morocco's territorial integrity and its indisputable rights over its Sahara," Al Khalifa told the press following a meeting with foreign min ...

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Morocco Needs Arab Gulf Solidarity Against Sweden’s Offensive: Newspaper

By Yasyn Mouhir Marrakech - "The Moroccan Kingdom needs the solidarity and support from the Arab Gulf countries to face the attack, for the sake of the achievements of the blessed march led by King Mohamed the Sixth for the benefit of the Moroccan people," according to Bahraini newspaper Akhbar Al-Khalij (Gulf News). Mohamed Elmahmid, the journalist who wrote the article, said: "Morocco is encountering many ...

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Tindouf-based Group Proposes Alternative Solution to Western Sahara

Rabat - A number of figures from the Algeria-based Polisario Front have announced that they are proposing an alternative solution to the Western Sahara issue. Members of a faction of Polisario in opposition of the Front's leadership gathered last week and agreed to form a body that would represent all elements of the Sahrawi people. The meeting took place in the home of Sheikh Saleh Weld Mohammed Sheikh of ...

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Spanish Public Opinion Less Supportive of Western Sahara Independence: Survey

Rabat- Spanish public opinion regarding the question of Western Sahara has undergone a significant change over the last 10 years. 72 percent of Spaniards supported the territory’s independence in 2005, but only 58 percent support it in 2015, according to a survey conducted by the Spanish Real Instituto Elcano, one of the most important think tanks in Spain. The percentage of Spaniards who support Morocco gr ...

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Spain Lauds Morocco’s ‘Serious, Credible Efforts’ to Reach a Solution to Western Sahara

Madrid - Spain lauds serious and credible efforts made by Morocco to reach a solution to the Western Sahara issue, said the joint statement issued after the 11th Morocco-Spain high level meeting held on Friday in Madrid. The two countries commended the adoption in April 2015 of UNSC resolution 2218 on the Sahara issue, said the statement, issued at the end of the meeting co-chaired by heads of governments o ...

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France Supports Autonomy Plan as ‘Serious, Credible Solution” to Western Sahara

Paris- France underscored on Thursday its support for Morocco’s autonomy plan as a serious and credible basis for a political, fair, lasting and mutually acceptable solution to the Western Sahara. In a final statement issued at the end of the 12th French-Moroccan high level meeting in Paris, France reiterated support for the efforts led by the UN to find a settlement to this conflict. Morocco and France str ...

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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 ...

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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 ( 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 ...

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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 ...

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