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Egypt for Settlement of Western Sahara under UNSC Resolutions

Cairo - Egypt's Foreign minister Sameh Chokri underlined, on Tuesday, that his country, which closely follows the Sahara issue, remains attached to a settlement of this conflict pursuant to international law and UNSC resolutions. Speaking at a meeting with a delegation of Moroccan media professionals on a visit to Egypt, Chokri recalled his country's recent position at the Security Council and its support f ...

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Western Sahara: We Must Make Saharaouis Stakeholders

By Majid Morceli San Francisco - The latest UN resolution has vividly shown who are Morocco’s friends and enemies, as well as who is interested in keeping the conflict alive for eternity. Moroccan observers have been stunned by the Russians’ decision to vote for the UN resolution, assuming that the latest visit by the Moroccan king to Russia assured Russian backing on the North African kingdom’s sacred caus ...

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Security Council Resolution: Severe Setback for UN Secretariat General

Rabat – The Moroccan government said on Friday the resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council to renew the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Organization of the a Referendum in Western Sahara, known as MINURSO, is a “setback for the UN Secretariat.” Morocco takes note of the resolution adopted Friday by the UN Security Council on the Sahara issue, which constitutes a "severe setba ...

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Western Sahara: UNSC Highlights Morocco’s Achievements in Human Rights

United Nations – The United Nations Security Council adopted on Friday its annual resolution on the renewal of the United Nations Mission for the Organization of a Referendum in Western Sahara, known as MINURSO.  In the resolution, which received the yes of 10 members, two against and three abstentions, the UN Security Council highlighted Morocco's achievements in human rights, notably through the National ...

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Polisario Leader Warns of Outbreak of War Between Polisario and Morocco

Rabat - Bashir Mustafa Assayid, the deputy secretary-general of the Polisario Front, said the failure of the United Nations Security Council in organizing a referendum on independence for the Sahrawi people has led to the possibility of another outbreak of war between the separatist group he represents and Morocco.  Assayid made the comments on Tuesday at a press conference in Madrid. During the event he ad ...

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Moroccan Official Meets with Representatives of UNSC Member States

New York (UN) - President of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region El Khattat Yanja held, on Mondayat the UN headquarters, several meetings with representatives of UN Security Council member states. The talks touched on the prerogatives of extensive regionalization, mainly self-management of populations' affairs, in prelude to autonomy under the Moroccan sovereignty, El Khattat told MAP. Extensive regionalization, ...

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MINURSO: Morocco Convenes Meeting With GCC Countries at the United Nations

United Nations - Morocco has called for a meeting with Gulf countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates) at level of Ambassadors on Monday morning, a source from inside the United Nations told Morocco World News. The meeting comes to discuss the latest developments concerning the draft resolution that will be submitted to the Security Council for consideration on Tuesd ...

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Faisal Qassim: The Sahara is Moroccan, Algeria in the ‘Embrace’ of Iran

Rabat - Faisal Qasim, the TV host of the popular Arabic-language talk show “The Opposing Perspective,” said the Western Sahara belongs to Morocco and that Algeria has fallen into the "embrace” of Iran - the majority-Shiite country the Arab world considers to be one of its greatest rivals.  Two days after King Mohammed VI’s strong speech at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in Riyadh, Qasim posted a ...

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King Mohammed VI: Morocco Has a Problem with UNSG not With UN

Rabat - King Mohammed VI spoke of “conspiracies” trying to create an “artificial” territorial dispute in the Western Sahara during his speech at the joint Gulf Cooperation Council summit on Wednesday.  Morocco expelled a U.N.-run peacekeeping mission in the Western Sahara called MINUSRO from their offices in Laayoune and Dakhla last month after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (UNSG) referred to the country’s ...

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Program to Train Youths to Defend Moroccan Stance on Sahara Accepting Applications

Rabat - Through the end of April, the government will be accepting applications from Moroccans residing in the country and the diaspora for a program that will train 5,000 young patriots techniques in digital advocacy so that they can defend the North African country’s position in the Western Sahara dispute online. Morocco’s Ministry of Communication and the National Commission for Youth and Democracy signe ...

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U.S. to Approve $1 Million Grant to NGO in Western Sahara

Rabat - The U.S. State Department is expected to approve a USD 1 million grant for a program promoting “civil society and local governance” in the Western Sahara in southern Morocco, according to Al-Monitor. The agency will award the grant to one or more non-governmental organizations under the auspices of the Near Eastern Affairs bureau’s Middle East Partnership Initiative. The new project will serve to st ...

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