The Sudanese paper "Al Hayate-Siyassia" described Morocco's proposal to grant autonomy to its southern provinces within the kingdom's sovereignty as a "bold decision."
"The ongoing developments in Morocco's southern provinces herald a prosperous future through the bold project of autonomy proposed by the King," wrote the paper in its Tuesday edition.
The Moroccan southern provinces are subject to a dispute between Rabat and the Polisario Front, a separatist group that has been laying claim to this Moroccan region since the mid-seventies. Morocco retrieved its southern provinces, also known as the Sahara, in 1975 from the Spanish occupation.
The Sudanese daily also commended the initiative to restructure the Royal Advisory Council for Sahrawi Affairs (Corcas).
The paper recalled the Moroccan sovereign’s decision to proceed to consultations with political parties, Sheikhs of tribes and representatives of southern provinces, deeming it an “approach enhancing the democratic choice and dialogue.”
This approach, pointed out “Al Hayate- Siyassia,” is a “model that should be followed in solving political problems in the Arab region.”