Dr. Khalihenna Ould Errachid, Chairman of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs, held talks today, Friday, May 20, 2022, with a delegation of the Forum of Presidents of Legislative Powers of Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico (FOPREL), which is on a working visit to Morocco.
During these talks in which took part Dr. Maouelainin Ben Khallihenna Maouelainin, and Moulay Ahmed Mghizlat, CORCAS member, Khalihenna Ould Errachid discussed with the FORPEL delegation, which is composed in particular of the President of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador and the interim President of FOPREL, the latest developments in the Sahara issue.
CORCAS head highlighted the relevance of the Moroccan solution for the settlement of this conflict, in this case the granting autonomy to the Moroccan Sahara region, whose text was formulated by Saharawis, represented by the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs, and then presented by the Kingdom to the United Nations in 2007, as a courageous and fair initiative to break the stalemate that the situation had known since the ceasefire in 1991.
This initiative is currently supported almost unanimously by the international community, and in recent months has received a veritable tidal wave of favorable positions from the member countries of the United Nations.
The FOPREL delegation is in Morocco as part of its 26th Special Session, which is being held from May 19 to 21 at the Moroccan Parliament.
The theme of this session is South-South cooperation and the prospects for cooperation and exchanges between the countries of Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico.
FOPREL, created in 1994, aims to strengthen the development and harmonization of legislation in member countries and develop mechanisms for consultation between presidents of their legislative institutions to address the challenges facing the region, in addition to supporting legislative studies regionally. The Moroccan Parliament has been an observer member of FOPREL since 2014.
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