Rabat - For the last 39 years, the late King Hassan II and his successor Mohammed VI have traditionally made speeches on the anniversary of the Green March on November 6th, to inform the Moroccan people of the latest developments on the issue and establish future policies and roadmaps. However, this year, there was a total departure from this tradition. The king’s speech appeared to be for Moroccans, but its message is actually for Algeria, the United States, France, England, Spain, and international organizations, especially the United Nations.

Dr Mohamed Chtatou is a professor at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat.