The population of the Sahara is an integral part of the Moroccan people’s fabric and cannot be attached to a region according to ethnic or confessional connotations, commented Saudi daily Riyadh, noting that any approach to the Sahara issue must be wise and balanced.
In a column by journalist Abdelrahman Al Jadie under the title “The Arab world and senseless conflicts”, the publication stressed that the population of the Sahara is an integral part of the Moroccan people’s fabric, noting that any approach to the Sahara must be wise and balanced and reflect a knowledge of the civilizational history of Morocco and its earnest efforts to bring the countries and peoples of the African continent closer together.
He argued that the stubbornness to seek unrealistic solutions to the Moroccan Sahara issue that go against the popular will and the aspirations of the population is senseless. Such a stand only prolongs the suffering of the populations and contributes to undermining the efforts to settle this conflict, he added.
The author of the column, published on the paper’s website, also underlined the dynamism and efficiency of the Moroccan diplomacy. The kingdom’s efforts are in line with the new changes sweeping over the world, including the interest granted to development and prosperity.
Therefore, turning the page of disputes is the most adequate geostrategic vision in these new developments, the author of the column stated.
He added that this vision is also in harmony with the new mindset focused on meeting the needs of citizens, resilience in the face of economic crises, support for peace and development efforts, and the rejection of war and destruction.
The author of the article also recalled that since the withdrawal of Spain from the North and South of the Kingdom, Morocco has worked to consolidate its national sovereignty and preserve its territorial integrity, deploring the disputes in the region and conflicts of interest that have favored the creation of a separatist and rebel movement.
The separatist movement was created by certain countries that still live in the mentality of the 1950s and 1960s, a mentality that is outdated in a contemporary context marked by changes rejecting separatism and any policies that erode states and nations, journalist Abdelrahman Al Jadie pointed out.