Through the platform, Morocco seeks to expose the Polisario Front and its main backer, Algeria’s claims and allegations.
Rabat – Morocco has launched an international platform seeking to convene supporters of Morocco’s territorial integrity to confront and refute hostile campaigns by the Polisario Front and its main supporter, Algeria.
The platform has already garnered the support of at least 3,000 people, including media, society representatives and academics from 155 different countries and five continents, said Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).
The platform also aims to confer with Sahrawis living in Morocco’s southern provinces in Western Sahara in order to hear their vision and evaluation regarding the development projects Morocco has launched in the region.
The platform’s main goal is to publicly refute allegations and hostile campaigns promulgated by the Polisario Front and Algeria by giving a voice to the Sahrawi population in Western Sahara. The platform also seeks to also demonstrate Morocco’s efforts to ensure security, stability and prosperity across all of its regions
“The ultimate objective of this structure is to promote a shared vision on the role of Morocco as a haven of peace, stability and development in its continent and worldwide, and its commitment to put an end to the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara,” MAP added.
The platform’s members are set to produce reports, media content, and books to connect with a range of audiences and demographics in order to share evidence and testimonies about the realities of life for the Sahrawis.
The platform is in line with Morocco’s ongoing efforts to defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty over the region. The launch of the international platform comes a few days after Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a report to showcase the significant achievements made by the government in defense of Morocco’s territorial integrity.
The ministry listed a set of accomplishments, including the decision of several countries to withdraw recognition of the self-proclaimed SADR as well as their announcement to launch diplomatic representation in the southern region of Western Sahara.
The Comoros officially opened its general consulate in Laayoune on December 18.
The Gambia also promised to open a consulate in the city of Dakhla in the coming months.