Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, underlined on Thursday that Morocco has made important strategic achievements in its southern provinces.
"We have made real strategic achievements," thanks to the efforts led by His Majesty King Mohammed VI to preserve territorial and national unity, El Othmani pointed out at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting that he chaired from the city of Dakhla, stressing that the government is mobilized to ensure the success of these efforts.
He recalled in this regard the opening of 19 consulates of brotherly and friendly countries in the cities of Laayoune and Dakhla, which, he said, will change the face of the artificial conflict in the southern regions.
He also shed light on, the efforts of Moroccan diplomacy, led by the ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad and its officials.
El Othmani noted that the diplomatic victories achieved by the Kingdom in the national cause, as well as the diplomatic, economic and investment dynamism witnessed by its southern provinces, represent a strong response to skepticism and underestimation regarding Morocco's efforts and achievements.
In this regard, he explained that the historic decision of the United States to recognize the full sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara has accelerated many decisions that strengthen the existing strategic partnership between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States, particularly in the areas of economic development, trade and technology transfer, in harmony with Morocco's pioneering role in the economic field, international cooperation and development at the African level.
The Head of Government also recalled the recent visit made by US officials to the Moroccan Sahara, and the launch of social, investment and economic projects, besides the announcement of several investment projects in the southern regions.
He also underlined that the US will soon open a consulate in the city of Dakhla in order to support and promote investments and development projects led by the Kingdom in the region, highlighting in this regard HM the King’s determination to support the development and prosperity of African peoples.
Several ministries, including those of Equipment and Transport, Agriculture and Fisheries, Industry and Trade, are making remarkable and huge efforts to actively participate in the new investment dynamic, which is expected to turn the region into a major investment and trade pole in Moroccan-African relations, he pointed out.