In an article entitled "Spain and the Sahara: Reshaping strategic alliances in Europe", the daily stresses that by supporting the Moroccan autonomy initiative as a realistic and credible solution to the artificial conflict over the Sahara, Madrid is taking a concrete and substantial step towards consolidating peace and stability in its immediate environment.
Andrés Ordonez notes that this new position confirms once again the threat that the Polisario represents for the region and informs by the same token on the irreversible decline of Algeria, the main supporter of separatists, at a time when the diplomatic and strategic role of Morocco in the world continues to strengthen.
The journalist explains, in this regard, that the Spanish position stems from an unshakeable conviction that the autonomy solution remains the only guarantee for the development and stability of the region. It is also a sign of a recomposition of strategic alliances in Europe in a complex global context, he adds.
By its new position, Spain confirms that the autonomy initiative is a pragmatic solution feasible to close a file at risk both for the security of Europe and NATO, says the newspaper, highlighting a change in position that reflects the commitment of Madrid to the European Union (EU) and the Atlantic alliance and importance of Morocco-Spain axis.
The newspaper notes, moreover, that the conflict in Ukraine and its potential repercussions require the EU to work for the security and stability of the continent, noting that the countries of this grouping, including Spain are working to strengthen their strategic and political relations with their regional surroundings.
Emphasizing the importance of the Kingdom regarding Europe, given its strategic positioning and its central role in the fight against illegal immigration and terrorism, the journalist believes, in conclusion, that the stability and security of Morocco and Europe are intrinsically linked.
-News on Western Sahara issue/Corcas