Brussels - The Moroccan autonomy plan is the only "lasting settlement" to the Sahara conflict, said member of the European parliament Gilles Pargneaux.
Brussels – The Moroccan autonomy plan is the only “lasting settlement” to the Sahara conflict, said member of the European parliament Gilles Pargneaux.
“It is more than urgent to move on and face the reality: the autonomy plan set forth by Morocco in 2007 is the only lasting settlement” to the Sahara issue, the MEP said in a release published this Friday.
After stressing the need to find a way out to the present deadlock, he regretted that no progress was made so far.
Pargneaux further noted that the dire economic and social is driving increasing number of Sahrawi youth to extremism and terrorism, recalling that the Malian former foreign minister had himself confirmed the presence of young people from the Tindouf camps among the terrorist fighters in his country.
He called the UN secretary general’s personal envoy to endeavor to get out of the present deadlock, observing that his predecessor, Peter Van Walsum, had reached the conclusion that independence is not a realistic solution.