Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech on 41st Anniversary of Green March

On November 6, 2016, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI delivered his annual speech marking the anniversary of the Green March from Dakar, Senegal, as follows: Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Dear Citizens, Today I am addressing you, on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Green March, from Dakar, the capital city of the sister nation Senegal, and I ...

Congressmen, Experts Urge Negotiated Solution to Western Sahara Conflict in Capitol Hill Hearing on US-Morocco Relations

Washington, DC, April 21, 2016 (MACP) — In a hearing on US-Morocco relations held Wednesday in Rayburn House Office Building, members of Congress from both sides of the aisle praised Morocco as a “stable and stalwart US ally in a complicated part of the world,” and called for a negotiated solution to the forty-year-old Western Sahara conflict based on a formula of autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty. “The US and Morocco ...

Regional Instability and the Sahara Conflict | Fikra Forum

The President of the Moroccan Center for Strategic Studies on the impact of the Sahara conflict on regional security: The last few weeks have witnessed increased tensions over the Sahara conflict –  a more than forty year long dispute between Morocco and the Algerian-backed separatist group Polisario Front, which seeks independence for Morocco’s southern provinces. Although a ceasefire between sides has held since 1991, subsequent attempts to negotiate peace have ...

Just Say No to Another Failed State in Africa | Foreign Policy

An independent Western Sahara would be “not viable,” and a “disaster” for the region; the international community should “take the sensible step of communicating to the Polisario and Algeria that independence for Western Sahara is not a viable option, and that it should accept Morocco’s offer of autonomy”: [...] There is one generalization, however, that holds true much of the time: Creating new nations doesn’t solve problems so much as create ...

Is the Western Sahara dispute nearing an end? | Foreign Military Studies Office

Former Pentagon official and current Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) on the history and outlook of the ongoing Western Sahara dispute: In recent decades the Middle East has been a region replete with conflicts. In the last four years alone civil war has erupted in Syria, Libya, and Yemen, contributing to the highest world refugee totals since World War II. Beyond the Arab-Israeli conflict, however, one of ...
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