The Secretary-General of the Royal Consultative Council for Saharan Affairs, said during a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday with members of the Committee on Foreign Relations and Defense at the Belgian Senate, headed by Mr. Rolent Francois de Vevey, that the Moroccan initiative stems from "sincere and firm will for the benefit of all Sahrawis."
Mr. Maoulainain added that the project comes in the context of deep reforms, comprehensive and community-based project launched by His Majesty King Mohammed VI.
Having provided a historical overview to his interlocutors on the Sahara issue, the Secretary-General of the Royal Consultative Council for Saharan Affairs said "the issue is not related to decolonization, but this is a political problem and can be resolved only politically."
In addition, Mr. Maoulainain briefed members of the Committee of the Belgian Senate on the powers of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs, and its ongoing development work in the southern regions under the leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, in addition to the role of the Council in the preparation of the Moroccan proposal.
The Secretary-General of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs highlighted the major accomplishments achieved in the southern provinces in the field of freedom and human rights and prevailing tranquility.
In the wake of this meeting, a debate was open in which many members of the Belgian House of Representatives and Senate took part and expressed interest in the prospects opened by the Moroccan proposal for the future of the region.
The Secretary-General of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs added that autonomy project is consistent with the models established internationally.