Sahara: British MP Liam Fox supports Morocco’s Autonomy Plan as the only way to move forward
Member of UK Parliament Liam Fox has expressed support for the autonomy plan offered by Morocco for the Sahara under its sovereignty, saying the plan is the “only practical way” to move forward and end the stalemate.
The former UK trade secretary made the remarks Wednesday in Rabat following talks with Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita.
“It’s important that we focus on what is best” for the populations of the region and that “we look for a practical way to move forward,” underlined Dr. Liam fox, member of the ruling Conservative party.
“It is our responsibility as politicians and leaders to ensure that the quality of life, that standard of life and the security of our people are placed at the top of the agenda,” added Liam Fox, who also served as defense secretary from 2010 to 2011.
He hailed Morocco’s cooperation ties with countries located outside its geographical neighborhood, saying this model shows the country’s openness and trading strategy which is similar to the one adopted by the United Kingdom after the Brexit.
On his talks with Bourita, he said they focused on a number of regional, political, economic and security issues of common interest.