The Moroccan people will celebrate, tomorrow, Friday, November 18, the 67th anniversary of the independence of Morocco, which constitutes a unique step in the history of modern Morocco.
This anniversary is part of the initiatives and speeches of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, who inaugurated a year full of diplomatic successes in favor of strengthening the Kingdom's territorial integrity and the final settlement of the artificial conflict over the Sahara, which has been maintained for 47 years by Morocco's opponents.
This year, diplomatic successes continued through the opening of new consulates representing brotherly and friendly countries in the southern regions, and through the acceleration of the international community's support for the autonomy initiative as the only and ultimate solution to the artificial conflict opposed by Morocco's opponents to its national unity.
These successes were crowned by the publication of Security Council resolution 2654 at the end of October.
The celebration of the Independence Day was preceded, on Wednesday, by the celebration of the 67th anniversary of the return from exile of the Father of the Nation, the late HM Mohammed V and members of the August Royal Family, a glorious step in the history of the struggle for the independence of Morocco which embodies the deep links between the Throne and the people.
In fact, the return from exile of the late HM Mohammed V, which lasted two years, two months and 27 days in Ajaccio in Corsica and Antsirabe in Madagascar, was a glorious moment, reflecting the perfect symbiosis between the glorious Alawite Throne and the people and heralding the advent of the era of liberation from the yoke of colonialism.
It also crowns a long period of struggle led by the Moroccan people following the decision of the forces of the protectorate to impose, manu militari, to the late His Majesty Mohammed V, symbol of the dignity of a whole people, to leave His country in order to isolate him and to reduce the strength of the links which united him to His people and to the National Movement.
This date also marks a decisive turning point in the history of the Cherifian Kingdom. A page of the Kingdom's history was turned to initiate another one, that of the construction and the building of a modern Morocco resolutely turned towards the future.
Thus, on November 18, 1955, the Father of the Nation, with the Crown Prince and his companion in the struggle, the late HM King Hassan II, declared: "We are delighted to be able to announce the end of the tutelage and protectorate regime and the advent of an era of freedom and independence", announcing, at the same time, that the Moroccan people are moving from the battle of the "small Jihad" to that of the "big Jihad".
Succeeding the craftsman of independence, His Majesty King Hassan II set about building the country and completing the territorial integrity of the Kingdom, with the recovery of Sidi Ifni in 1969 and the southern provinces through the glorious Green March in 1975.
Worthy successor of the worthy predecessor, His Majesty King Mohammed VI continues the march of this great jihad with determination and dedication, setting the defense of the Kingdom's territorial integrity as a top priority and placing socio-economic development at the heart of His concerns, through the opening of vast reform projects covering all fields.
-News on Western Sahara issue/Corcas