Mohamed VI: For Morocco, the Sahara is not negotiable

A tense calm is chewed on Saturday between Morocco and Algeria in the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the Green March. King Mohamed VI has offered th

Mohamed VI: For Morocco, the Sahara is not negotiable

A tense calm is chewed on Saturday between Morocco and Algeria in the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the Green March. King Mohamed VI has offered this night its traditional speech to mark this event, which has served to claim, once again the "Marroquinity of Sahara" although it has recognized the current "challenges" without referring directly to Algeria, with which it maintains a Political confrontation that this week has been increased.

"For Morocco, his Sahara is not negotiable," the king said, and then agree on the "commitment" of the country with negotiations within the UN "in favor of a peaceful solution". The monarch has congratulated US decision, under the presidency of Donald Trump, to recognize the sovereignty of Morocco on Western Sahara, in December, which as described "is a pride" for the kingdom and "is the corollary Natural of the constant support of the previous US administrations and the illustration of its constructive contribution to the solution processes of the Sahara issue ".

The green march marked the beginning of the End of the Spanish presence in Western Sahara when on November 6, 1975, 350,000 Moroccan civilians flying the Qur'an, Moroccan flags and portraits of King Hasan II, they went into the territory of the then Colonia. The maneuver, orchestrated by the monarch Alauí while Franco agonized, aimed to force Spain to abandon the territory and facilitate annexation by Morocco. While the columns of civilians were mobilized, 25,000 Moroccan soldiers penetrated east and days earlier occupied some bases and the city of Smara, says José Luis Rodríguez Jiménez in his book 'Agony, betrayal, flight. The end of the Spanish Sahara '(critic).

The territory is since then considered by the United Nations as "pending decolonization" and pending that the right of self-determination of the Sahrawi is resolved.

The ephemeride coincides with the most popular point of the confrontation that for months live Morocco and Algeria, broken diplomatic relations from the end of August. On Wednesday, the oil state accused the Kingdom ALAUI to kill three civilians in a bombing against a truck convoy in Western Sahara. The elevated tone that has been heard from Algiers - which in two messages to the UN and other international organizations has accused Rabat of "State Terrorism" and has promised reprisals - has been reciprocated with silence by its western neighbor.

Meanwhile, the UN mission for the referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has confirmed having found the two Algerian trucks in the place where Algel pointed out. According to his preliminary evaluation, he has found that vehicles have suffered "great destruction" and found "in the town of Bir Lahlu", east of the Moroccan Wall, in the so-called "Liberated Territories" controlled by the Polisario Front.

Farhan Khan, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, could not explain the presence in this area of the transports in which the three truckers were traveling, stating that this point is being analyzed. He also did not want to speculate on whether an attack on vehicles had occurred.

Hours before, another spokesman moved a message from António Guterres by calling the parties to calm and dialogue.

At the same time, the Polisario Front has maintained its first meeting with the new United Nations envoy for Western Sahara, Mistura Staffan, as the organization reported through Twitter. Representative Saharawi in New York, Sidi Omar, moved the "firm position" of the Polisario to the "Peace Plan for the Decolonization of the Territory".

Updated Date: 07 November 2021, 02:50

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