The Jordanian writer and author, Mustafa Al-Qurna, considered that Algeria’s hostility towards Morocco finds its explanation in the positive momentum witnessed by the Moroccan autonomy proposal in the Sahara.
In an article circulated by a number of local media outlets, Al-Qurna said, “It is clear that Algeria’s hostility towards Morocco finds its explanation in the positive momentum witnessed by the Moroccan autonomy plan in the Sahara, supported by several African and Arab countries in addition to the United States.” France, Germany and Spain recently took this initiative as the only option to settle the regional dispute over the Sahara, which impedes regional integration and threatens security in the Sahel and Sahara region as well as the Euro-Mediterranean space.
He added that this broad support from the international community, in addition to the important and influential member states of the United Nations, will lead to other countries following the example of this positive trend.
He continued, "The United Nations Security Council remains clear in its approach and decisive in its strategy to finally settle this regional conflict. Therefore, Algeria must assume its responsibilities."
In this context, he recalled the Security Council's reaffirmation, through the adoption of Resolution 2602, for the fourth consecutive time, that the Round Table process is the only framework for the United Nations to reach a realistic, pragmatic and lasting political solution, on the basis of consensus, regarding the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara, emphasizing the superiority of the Autonomy Initiative, described as "serious and credible."
The writer stressed that the time has come for Algeria to acknowledge the facts related to the Moroccan Sahara file at the regional and international levels, and on the ground, which attest to the completion of more than 80 percent of strategic projects within the framework of the new development model for the southern provinces with a financial envelope of $8.8 billion and the inauguration of 25 Consulates General, the last of which is a representative of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States in the city of Dakhla.
He stressed that Algeria has a great responsibility to keep this conflict as it is, and its adherence to the detention of an entire population in inhumane conditions in the Tindouf camps, and the recruitment of children depriving them of their most basic rights.
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