Khalihenna: Smara Call came after spontaneous response to autonomy
Full text of a statement by corcas Chairman following the conclusion of the second regular session in the city of Smara.
- Broadcaster of The first Moroccan Channel: After work days the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs concluded its second regular session in Samara. In order to shed light on this statement, we receive the Chairman of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs, Mr. Khalihenna Ould Errachid. What is the importance of the recommendations and the Statement which was issued after the Works?
- Khalihenna Ould Errachid: We called them Smara call, since it is addressed to our brothers in the Polisario Front and to our brothers in the Tindouf camps in general, to ask them accept the reality and reason and to draw lessons from the past and what they suffered. Indeed, this appeal came after the automatic response met by the autonomy project by a large number of people in Tindouf camps when they held a special conference to announce their support to autonomy initiated by His Majesty the King, and their support to the King’s policy to settle the Sahara conflict, namely Gjijimat conference.
This conference coincided with the convening of this session and was in fact a response to the Council's policy guided by His Majesty the King, i.e. the policy of compromise reconciliation and dialogue. We believe that convening such a conference in the suburbs of Tifariti and its explicit backing to autonomy and to the policy of His Majesty the King is the result of the exerted efforts to end this conflict and also reflects the inhabitants’ fatigue and the urgent desire to return to their homes safely, and to engage in a process of development, happiness, progress and prosperity. I think that this appeal did not come from a vacuum but came because it expresses the genuine desire and a genuine reconciliation and reunification. This is the only real, reasonable, and realistic solution that will enable all Sahrawis handle their political, economic and social affairs under Moroccan sovereignty without the intervention of any party. This is what most of people believe in. But there is still a group of people who say that Polisario is not yet ready to reconcile, but we hope that pressure will undergo from citizens and requests, will make them accept this solution and sign the agreement within the framework of the United Nations in the near term, God willing.
Broadcaster: Thank you, Mr. chairman of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs.