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Thursday, December 01, 2022
Written Press

The autonomy project in the Sahara that Morocco will submit to the United Nations next October is "inspired" by the Spanish model, as confirmed by Khalihenna Ould Errachid, the chairman of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs (corcas), the body created by Mohammed VI last March to search for a way out, suitable to a union, to the old dispute over the former Spanish colony.



  Ould Errachid arrived in Madrid since Thursday evening accompanied by corcas members in order to explain the Moroccan proposal to the Government, political parties and Spanish public opinion. In a meeting with the press, Ould Errachid said that the proposal will take into account "tribal balances" in the Sahara, and autonomy’s roof will be Moroccan sovereignty, in the fields of religion, foreign policy, currency, flag, the army and "some other issues", including natural resources. 

In response to a question on whether Morocco willing to expand the system of self-rule in other regions of Morocco, the council’s chairman said that the possibility to give "tea to all" will remain open, however, he confirmed that the Sahara will enjoy very sophisticated autonomy.

  Ould Errachid described the meeting between the Moroccan delegation and Officials from People's Party as "excellent" and is expected to meet individually next Monday the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Bernardino Leon and the secretary of international relations of the Socialist Party, Trinidad Jemineth. Corcas chairman believes the Spanish government has a "positive" position regarding the Moroccan proposal.

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