Mr. Mohamed Elyazghi,
Socialist Union of Popular Forces
The appointment today of the Royal Advisory Council is an important event because its current composition creates a balance for tribal affiliation, the position of sheikhs, elected officials, non-governmental organizations, youth organizations and women who now have a presence within the Council. This enables the Sahara inhabitants to express themselves and it is the duty of the government and other institutions to listen to them.
Mr. Abbas El Fassi,
The re-structuring of the Saharan Advisory Council will preserve the heads of tribes, with the opening up of the Council on youth, women and their elected representatives, as well as the expansion of its powers. This Council will have broad powers in terms of economic and social development i.e. planning budget ... etc.
Mr. Moulay Ismail Alaoui,
Party of Progress and Socialism
The content of this speech is gratifying for all what we aspire to. First, there is the activation of the contribution of the population in the management of their own affairs, and, at the same time, there is the idea of the expansion of this body and incorporate young elements, members of active women in the community. Therefore, this Council will be successful and will contribute to greater cohesion among our own people in these areas and the rest of the country as well as the country's institutions.
Mr. Saad Eddin Ottmani
Justice and Development Party
I think that the involvement of the southern provinces inhabitants in this file in particular is the guarantee for the success of Morocco in the challenge to resolve this issue in the future.
We think there is no substitute for self-government in the southern provinces by voluntary and bold decision by Morocco and through seriousness. This autonomy should be based on the values of transparency, fairness and democracy. If it adheres to these elements, we are convinced that the problem will be solved and that the future will be better.
Mr. Mohamed Labiad
Constitutional Union Party
It is a historic speech which included a number of strong signals, especially after the successful visit by His Majesty to the southern provinces. We consider that the signals are stronger since the speech contained dimensions in terms of solving the artificial problem in context of unity and territorial integrity as well as the activation of the Maghreb region as it needs economic and social development.
Mr. Mohammad Moujahid
Unified Socialist Party
We hope that the Council will contribute to approach the concerns of citizens and problems of population in the southern regions and also contribute to promote the defense of territorial integrity domestically and internationally.
Mr. Driss Benzekri
Advisory Council for Human Rights
The Advisory Council will enable the contribution to the people of all classes and in all regions to submit proposals and solve problems remained pending for a long time