The presidents of the regions of the southern provinces welcome the US decision to recognize the full and complete sovereignty of Morocco over the whole of its Sahara, said Wednesday the president of the Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra region, Sidi Hamdi Ould Errachid.
All the presidents of the regions of the Kingdom, in particular those of the southern provinces, welcome the recent diplomatic gains made by Morocco in its management of the Sahara issue, under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, in particular the recognition by the United States of Moroccan Sahara, said Ould Errachid in a statement to MAP.
During the remote meeting held Wednesday by the Minister of the Interior with the association of the presidents of the regions, they paid tribute to the wisdom and insight of how HM the King manages the issue of the territorial integrity, he added.
The presidents of the regions expressed on this occasion their unanimous support for the various initiatives of the Sovereign for the consecration of the Moroccan Sahara internationally as well as their constant and total mobilization behind HM the King for the defense of national unity, a cause sacred to all Moroccans, continued Mr. Ould Errachid.
He added that the important diplomatic gains recorded on the front of the consecration of the international recognition of the sovereignty of Morocco over its southern provinces require the institutionalization of the site of advanced regionalization to prepare for the implementation of autonomy.
"These achievements made by the Kingdom thanks to the great diplomatic efforts by His Majesty the King, require us to institutionalize and improve, administratively and in practice, the work of advanced regionalization to move up a gear and be ready for the implementation of the autonomy plan proposed by Morocco as a solution to the Sahara issue, he said.
The president of the Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra region stressed that the meeting with the Minister of the Interior is part of the evaluation of the process of advanced regionalization adopted by the Kingdom.
This will require the modification of certain legislative texts as well as the expansion of the powers of regional councils, he said.
This meeting, noted Mr. Ould Errachid, also emphasized the importance of accelerating the process of digitalization of the Moroccan administration which experienced a strong impetus during the health crisis linked to the pandemic of the new Coronavirus, as well as administrative training to improve the services provided to citizens.
He noted that the Presidents of the Regions presented, during this "constructive" meeting, their experiences as well as the proposals able to strengthen the achievements of advanced regionalization.
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