Khalihenna: granting broad autonomy to the Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty, will change the features of the Moroccan State
The chairman of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs, Mr. Khalihenna Ould Errachid said the decision to grant autonomy to the southern provinces under Moroccan sovereignty would change the features of the Moroccan state and the features of the African continent, adding: "This proposed Royal project is decisive and will change the features of the African continent and the Arab world, because of its positive repercussions on the functioning and growth of democratic states, and participation of all components in the conduct of the political, economic, social and cultural affairs.
He pointed out that the decision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, is wise and prudent to resolve the issue once and for all. Sahrawis wherever they are today and yesterday have always been associated with a solid link reflecting the rule of law and the State since Al Mourabiteen, al Saadeen, and then the royal family and Moulay Ismail, who got married from the southern provinces. In the modern era since the independence of Morocco with the late Mohammed V, when a large delegation of Saharans went to Rabat, spent a full moth in front of the royal palace in Rabat, to pay homage and pledge loyalty to Morocco's King Mohammed V. "
Mr. Khalihenna said that delegation represented all the tribes, and everyone welcomed the return of King Mohammed V from exile. Mr. Ould Errachid added that the reason behind the creation of Polisario Front, by young people from the Moroccan Liberation Army, who received their primary, secondary and university education, in Morocco was economic and social, not political.
The President of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs reaffirmed that "The essence of the Sahara issue is neglect suffered by the then liberated Sahara regions, known as Tarfaya province, which raised the concern of these educated young people, who formed the Polisario Front, taking advantage of the unsettled conditions locally and internationally.