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Sunday, April 14, 2024
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US "Commentary Magazine" highlighted on Thursday the legitimacy of Morocco's initiative to grant substantial autonomy to its Southern provinces (the Sahara), while stressing the support of the international community to this plan.



 "The United States, the European Union and many others have welcomed the Moroccan initiative," the magazine underscores, stressing that the US Congress has recently added its voice when a bipartisan majority of Senators wrote a letter to US Secretary Hillary Clinton urging her involvement in resolving the Sahara issue.

    In this letter, some 54 senators expressed concern about  the "growing instability" in northern Africa, notes the magazine.

    Recalling a visit this week to New York and Washington by a delegation from Morocco's southern provinces, Commentary Magazine underlines that the goal behind the autonomy proposal - submitted in 2007 by Morocco to the UN Security Council - "is to end the issue but also to allow peace, prosperity and dignity for the Sahrawis while under Moroccan sovereignty."

    "Algeria still impedes the resolution of the Sahara  issue," says the publication, quoting the members of this delegation, which includes Ahmadou Ould Souilem and MPs Mbarka Bouaida and Zahra Chegaf, as saying.

   "Commentary Magazine" has also been wary about the persistence of the Sahara issue, a situation that can lead to the strengthening of Al-Qaeda affiliates in the region, while calling on the Unites States to make the settlement of this issue a “top priority .”


Source: MAP
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