Rabat - Following a series of armed actions conducted by the so-called Polisario Front near Guerguerat, Mustapha El Khalfi, Morocco’s government spokesperson said that these maneuvers mirror "Polisario's disarray and the dislocation of its ranks,” owing to the result of the successive victories achieved by Morocco in defending its territorial integrity.
Rabat – Following a series of armed actions conducted by the so-called Polisario Front near Guerguerat, Mustapha El Khalfi, Morocco’s government spokesperson said that these maneuvers mirror “Polisario‘s disarray and the dislocation of its ranks,” owing to the result of the successive victories achieved by Morocco in defending its territorial integrity.
In a press briefing following a cabinet meeting, which was held in Rabat on Thursday, December 28, El Khalfi said that Morocco is “advancing with firm and assured steps in the defense and consolidation of its territorial integrity.”
The government spokesperson added that the country is acting on the ground as part of a development model that was beneficial and “fruitful.”
The minister added that anyone who pays a visit to the region notices the ongoing transformation and development projects, intended to establish a new economic pole for Morocco.
In his statements, which were reported by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), El Khalfi pointed out that “in parallel with these concrete achievements, which are part of a promising and forward-looking momentum of development, Morocco has made several political advances, whether at the level of its African policy and its strategic partnership or at the level of the United Nations.”
The spokesperson said that the “African Union is no longer an instrumentalized platform as it was in the past to provoke Morocco and harm its national cause.” El Khalfi also recalled Morocco’s return to the African body, saying that Morocco now appears as a power alongside other leaders in defending the causes of Africa such as those relating to youth and migration.
In the previous week, Morocco secured its place on the executive board of the Pan African Youth Union (UPJ) during its 5th Ordinary Congress. Morocco’s Mohamed Ahmed Kayen, a research at Ibn Tofail University and President of the African Peacebuilding Institute was elected the deputy of General Secretary of the Pan African Union.
However, Morocco’s election was not to the liking of Polisario and its supporter Algeria. According to Rachid Talbi Alami, Minister of Youth and Sports, “Algeria has done everything to prevent Morocco from getting involved in the African Organization.”
This is not the first time when the so-called Polisario Front and Algeria attempted to block Morocco’s involvement in African bodies. Before Morocco’s return to the African Union, Algeria and Polisario attempted to delay Morocco’s comeback. Algeria was also among the countries that voted against Morocco’s bid, whilst 39 countries voted in favor of Morocco’s return.