By Ahlam Ben Saga
By Ahlam Ben Saga
Rabat- Leading a delegation of political parties and cabinet officials amid demonstrations in the southern city of Laayoune, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani has called for unified response from all political parties, in the face of the separatists’ provocations.
Political parties, cabinet members, and civil society groups all gathered on Monday in Laayoune, lead by El Othmani, to denounce the Polisario Front’s illegal maneuvers in restricted zone east of the Moroccan defense wall and corresponding violations of 1991 ceasefire agreement.
Opening the meeting, El Othmani praised Laayoune, and its “blessed presence of its tribal, political, civil and economic institutions.”
Throughout the meeting, El Othmani reiterated that Morocco stands firm against the provocations manifested by members of the separatist group, emphasizing that the meeting, with its focus on the territorial integrity of the region, united across political parties and civil society groups, is “the right response to Polisario’s provocations and manoeuvres in the buffer zone.”
“[The meeting]is a strong message that insinuates territorial integrity as a national consensus,” El Othmani insisted and added that “Morocco declares to the entire world that we are one front on a transparent national mission.”
“The battle is ours and we are all in one trench. Armed and guided by the leadership of his majesty the King, we will march with poise and foresight.”
El Othmani stressed that it is the responsibility of all citizen to defend the country’s territorial integrity and dispel Polisario’s attempts to spread the fake news about Morocco.
Moreover, “Morocco condemns the desperate attempts shown by separatists who wish to secure their foothold in the [buffer zone].”
At last Thursday’s weekly cabinet meeting, El Othmani stated that Morocco has “sounded the alarm” about the violations that Polisario has committed and possible violations in other regions particularly Tifariti and Bir Lahlou.