Errachid told the London-based "Asharq al Awsat" daily of Friday Algeria has to be up to its statements of not being party in the conflict and "having no claim in regards to the issue" of the Sahara.
The conflict was triggered in 1975 by the claim of the Algeria-backed "Polisario" to separate the Moroccan southern provinces, known as the Sahara, which were retrieved by Morocco at the time from Spain under the Madrid accords.
On dialog with Algeria concerning the Moroccan proposal on large autonomy to the provinces, Errachid said « we want Algeria not to set obstacles to the UNO" and to encourage "our brothers living on its territory to engage in dialog with us so as to come out of the impasse, that is not in the interest of Algeria and the Arab and Islamic world."
« Polisario » had lured in early seventies thousands of Sahrawis into the camps of Tindouf, southwest Algeria, to shore up its separatist claim.
Errachid denied “deep divergences” between Morocco and Algeria, adding this is only “discordance points of a psychological nature”.
CORCAS chairman, referring to the « Polisario » stand on the autonomy proposal, said the proposal « is not destined to a political party, nor any body or organization, but a project for Sahrawis, we would not tolerate to be thwarted. »