Rabat, April 16, 2013 (MAP)
Rabat, April 16, 2013 (MAP)
The issue of the Kingdom’s territorial integrity, dissension between the components of the government majority and the spring session of the two Houses of Parliament are the main topics addressed by the editorials of the Moroccan dailies issued on Tuesday.
Rissalat Al Oumma, which discusses the latest developments in the national cause within the United Nations, especially initiatives aimed at altering the MINURSO mandate, stresses that a domestic political position to deal with these sensitive developments requires enhanced diplomatic strategy.
In this regard, the editorial says that the issue of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom is at a crossroads and that we should not await the UN position on this issue because the real battle with the enemies of Morocco’s territorial integrity requires making good use of the strong relationships with the friendly countries, bodies and international organizations.
The goal is to draw the attention of the international community to the danger of the persisting conflict over the Sahara on stability and security in the region and in the world because of the impact of terrorism in the Sahel-Sahara region and the transformation of the Tindouf camps into a rear base for armed groups.
In the same vein, Attajdid says that concerns about maneuvers orchestrated against Morocco and its territorial integrity should in no way confuse the Moroccan diplomacy or cause it to be on the defensive.
Morocco is a major guarantee for the international community in the fight against the terrorist threat, since it is the only country that controls Sahara at the security level, the editorial points out.
The Kingdom has also demonstrated its effectiveness in the fight against terrorism by developing a preventive strategy which consists in dismantling terrorist cells before the development of their structures and their logistics, it says.
Under the title “Political Courage”, Aujourd’hui le Maroc emphasizes that “it is somehow sad today that debate on the political and economic scene is reduced to a sometimes violent exchange between political rivals who blame one another for the economic situation.”
“More than managing a crisis situation, it is essential today that a government official explains to the public opinion why the government has opted for the easy option instead of assuming its responsibilities,” adding that “it is pointless to continue to escape a persistent reality: Will officials have the political courage?”.
Regarding the spring session of parliament, Bayane Al Yaoum stresses that this session is characterized by the number of draft laws introduced by the Government within the framework of its legislative plan.
Recalling that the new parliamentary session is also being held in a particular context marked by heated political and media debates on the difficult economic situation facing the country, the editorial says that this issue also calls forth discussions between the government and the opposition.