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Saturday, May 25, 2024
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French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, said Morocco's proposal to grant autonomy to its southern provinces, the Sahara, "deserves to be discussed seriously," adding that the option of a referendum "has not worked so far."



Kouchner said, in an interview published in the latest issue of the international weekly "Jeune Afrique,"  that France, like the Security Council deems "interesting" the Moroccan proposal.

    France, he said, hopes that the mediation of the United Nations would come to an end and there would be "finally an agreement between Morocco and Algeria" in order to find a solution to this issue that "poisons their relations."

    On the eve of the visit of the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Sahara, Christopher Ross, to Paris in February, French Foreign ministry had said the autonomy plan "is a basis of negotiation to reach a reasonable solution that is negotiated by the parties, within the framework of the United Nations."

    By adopting the resolution 1813, in April 2008, "the Security Council called on the parties to show realism and a spirit of compromise to enter into a substantive phase of negotiations," the Quai d'Orsay had recalled.

Source: MAP
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