We came to look for the support of Andalusia Parliament, Government and people to this compliant solution. The President of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs added," We want from Spain, whose self-government experience is successful in Europe, to convince "Polisario" accept the dialogue and moving away from that dogmatism that has characterized it since its inception and which does not provide any solution for the Sahara and for the Maghreb. "
He added that the autonomy proposal by Morocco a "very modern form of self-determination, refuses separatism," he said, pointing out that this solution " responds to the political, economic, social and cultural demands of Sahrawis." Mr. Ould Errachid said, on the other hand, that if no solution is found to this problem, the region, in addition to the flow of immigration from sub-Saharan Africa, may become in the near future a a threat to all countries of the region, including Europe.
During a meeting with the press, Mr Ould Errachid highlighted that the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs, which held its first meeting in Rabat, is presently preparing an autonomy plan. In response to a question on " pro-Polisario activities " in Laayoune, he answered that "the presence of these young people themselves is a pride for Morocco, because it shows that freedom of expression is guaranteed for all", expressing his regret for the absence of full freedom in the camps of Tindouf.
The delegation of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs met on Monday at the Regional Parliament of Andalusia with the spokesman of the Socialist Party within this institution Manuel Garcia Navarro, who commended the model of self-government in Andalusia, which enabled this region in the southern Spain giant steps on the path of development and progress. He hoped that this model would be followed in the Sahara.
Mr. Navarro, who described the meeting with the members of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs as "very positive", told the Arab Maghreb news agency that the Socialist Party supported the "solution which is compatible between all parties" to the dispute over the Sahara, "the solution would be to achieve progress in this area for the benefit of the inhabitants. "
Mr Navarro said "self-rule led to the development and progress of Andalusia and I hope that it will be the case in the Sahara in order to improve the status of the inhabitants." The delegation of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs met at Pablo Olavide University in Seville, with a group of university professors and judges to whom Ould Errachid presented the functions of the Council and objectives of the autonomy proposal.
The delegation will hold on Tuesday meetings with other political actors before concluding with a meeting with the head of the local government, Mr. Manuel Chaves. The delegation will continue on Wednesday contacts in Malaga with other political actors. The visit by the delegation to Andalusia comes within the the framework of its tour to Spain that started last May to Madrid and the Canary Islands last week.