Khalihenna: We received real support and encouragement to move forward in the application of the autonomy
Corcas Chairman who paid a three-day visit to Belgium made a declaration to national audio-visual media in which he presented a comprehensive assessment of the outcome of Corcas visits to Belgium and European institutions.
Declaration to Laayoune Regional Channel
"Yes, we paid a visit at the head of an important delegation from the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs to Belgium, the European institutions, the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council. We were received by officials of all parties from the Belgian Government, the Opposition, the House of Representatives and the Senate.
We were also received by officials in charge of Arab World and foreign policy in the European Council, the European Commission and European Parliament. We had talks with all these officials about the Sahara issue. We made full explanation on autonomy and the need to put an end to this dispute by the parties. We told them that autonomy corresponds to what exists in the European Union to resolve regional issues and issues related to regional groups and that such a solution is in conformity with international standards and with the desire of the United Nations to find a definitive solution to this issue through negotiation.
We showed to these parties, which received us warmly that this solution is identical to the international legitimacy and enters within the scope of United Nations efforts to find a final solution to the conflict. Autonomy is also in conformity with the rights given to the regional groups as what is taking place in Europe through dialogue understanding, negotiation and resolution of matters by peaceful means.
We asked these parties to encourage and assist the other parties to the United Nations in ending the conflict quickly believing that the visit was very positive and very satisfactory. We rectified all the concepts held by these officials and received real and genuine support and encouragement to move forward in the application of autonomy.
Phone Declaration to Laayoune Regional Channel
Today’s visit, which includes a delegation from the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs intends to meet with officials at the European Commission ie the executive European Commission and the European Union in charge of foreign relations as well as parliamentary groups in the European Parliament, politicians and the Committee in in charge of the Arab Maghreb in the European Parliament and the Committee in charge of our territorial unity.
Therefore, we will be meeting with officials in the field, and of course we will be meeting with the Belgian institutions, especially political parties, as well as with the President of the Senate and all bodies in the Senate and the Belgian Parliament. We expect that this starting visit will be successful.
Speaking to National Radio
They have considerable experience with regard to the application of consensus as democratic means to overcome problems. We will create an autonomy that corresponds to Morocco’s specificities preserving the interests of the Kingdom of Morocco. We will benefit from the experiences of Belgium Spain, Italy, France or Great Britain regarding the various aspects of the autonomy relating to economic, social and political issues, in addition to institutions. Then, there is no doubt that Belgian method to resolve issues by mutual consent is beneficial to us.
(News concerning Western Sahara issue / Corcas)