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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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A member of the British House of Lords, Daniel Hannan, called on Saturday for the recognition of Morocco's "full sovereignty" over its Sahara and the strengthening of trade relations between the two kingdoms.


Lord Hannan wrote, in an article published in the British daily (The Daily Telegraph): “We must not only abolish customs duties, but we must create a digital corridor between Tangier and our ports to reduce paperwork and facilitate investments (...) and ensure that our trade policy fully recognizes... “full Moroccan sovereignty over the Sahara.”
He expressed his great astonishment at Moroccan industrial sites during his visit to the Kingdom last week.

Lord Hannan, who is also president of the Institute of Free Trade, noted that the port of Tangier Med “is the largest, not only in Africa, but also in the Mediterranean,” noting that “a huge automotive industry has developed around this infrastructure.”

The spokesman added that over the past 20 years, an aviation hub has been developed in Casablanca in addition to connecting the country's main cities with high-speed trains, considering that "a few countries are well located for the production of wind energy, solar energy and their by-product, green hydrogen."

Lord Hannan stressed that Morocco had taken the strategic decision to diversify its economy, noting in this regard that the Free Trade Institute had put forward a series of proposals to liberalize trade between the two kingdoms.

The former European MP explained that such a policy would allow the United Kingdom to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Brexit.

It is noteworthy that British MP, Liam Fox, also called on the United Kingdom to provide its full support to Morocco and recognize its sovereignty over the Sahara.

British MP sent a letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Cameron, in which he stressed the need to take “a more effective and supportive position by the United Kingdom” on the Moroccan Sahara issue.

The Conservative MP said in this letter that a more active and supportive stance by the United Kingdom towards the Moroccan autonomy initiative is essential not only for diplomatic relations, but also for peace and international cooperation.

News and events on Western Sahara issue/ CORCAS

 

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