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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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Sahrawis support autonomy which is the only workable solution

Mr. Ahmed Mghizlat, member of the Royal Advisory Council for Saharan Affairs, expressed, Saturday, March 10, 2012, in an interview with the Spanish news agency EFE, the hope that final reconciliation between Morocco and Algeria will lead to easy informal talks between the Kingdom and Polisario to end this sterile and artificial conflict that has lasted too long.




Mr. Mghizlat representing Corcas with Mrs. Saadani Maouelainin, at the Moroccan delegation to the 19th session of UN Council of Human Rights in Geneva (February 27-March 23), said on the eve of the 9th round of talks in Manhasset, "we hope that the rapprochement initiated by Morocco towards Algeria will convince Polisario Front to open a new page of reconciliation".

The Corcas member stressed the importance of the role of Algeria and Mauritania in reconciliation and calling on Polisario "to come to its senses."

The EFE agency highlighted in the interview the role of the Council created by HM the King in 2006, to strengthen economic and social development of the southern provinces and call on Sahrawis to mobilize in favor of autonomy in the framework of Moroccan sovereignty to settle the conflict.

The Spanish news agency states that the Corcas considers the project of autonomy is the only solution "which has serious credibility" to break the status quo experienced during the previous decade.

In this regard, Mrs. Saadani Maouelainin talked with EFE about the great relevance of the autonomy solution. She added: "we defend autonomy because it is the only feasible solution for all Sahrawis and excludes nobody", adding that autonomy is "the most advanced form of self-determination" .

The Spanish news agency noted in this connection, that the United Nations failed during the previous decade to resolve the conflict through a self-determination referendum of the Sahara inhabitants.

Mrs. Saadani highlighted the main cause of the failure of self-determination referendum in the Sahara, indicating that the referendum may "exclude entire families for various reasons."

The EFE agency notes that Morocco’s position during informal negotiations has been strengthened by obtaining a seat at the Security Council as a non-permanent member. This represents from the Polisario point of view "a malfunction in this conflict."

In response to a question asking if Morocco considers its seat on the Security Council as an opportunity, both Corcas members said yes, hoping that this seat will enable to "put this issue on the agenda for action by the international community. "

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