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Algeria Must Help Settle Western Sahara Conflict: Moroccan official

Algeria Must Help Settle Western Sahara Conflict: Moroccan official
President of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab Region Ynja Khattat

Rabat – Speaking to the press on the sidelines of the ongoing Crans Montana Forum in Dakhla, President of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab Region Ynja Khattat has urged Algeria to cooperate in settling the Western Sahara conflict.

Khattat discussed the recent meeting between the Moroccan delegation and Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General Horst Kohler in regards to the Western Sahara question, in his interview with Le360.

According to Khattat, the meeting is a joint consultation between Morocco and the United Nations to find a mutually acceptable solution for the regional conflict over the Sahara.

The president of the region added that Morocco’s delegation was firm about its proposals, and was always reaffirming its willingness to find a solution for the Sahara issue.

Speaking about Morocco’s initiatives to solve the Western Sahara question, Ynja said that King Mohammed VI was very clear about Morocco’s position on the issue in his speech last November 6, 2017, in conjunction with the 42nd anniversary of the Green March. In his speech, the monarch emphasized Morocco’s established principles and frame of reference.

The Moroccan official added that all the parties who played a major role in creating the Western Sahara issue must engage in settling the four-decade-long conflict, referring to Algeria.

Ynja also commended King Mohammed VI’s development model for the Moroccan southern provinces and the application of advanced regionalization. Ynja added that Dakhla, the gateway to Africa, has seen development progress at different levels including education, health, industry, and tourism.

Dakhla is one of the most attractive national tourist destinations. Furthermore, the Moroccan southern city is now accessible by air from Casablanca, with ten flights per week. The city is also connected to Las Palmas (Canary Islands) with two direct flights, and to Paris with one flight per week.

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