France addresses the Sahara issue with a pragmatic logic – today 24

Professor of Political Science at Mohammed V University, Abdelaziz Qaraki, said that France “has been treating the Sahara issue with a pragmatic logic, and invoking some principles of neutrality, to justify the lack of clarity in the positions”.

The same academic added, in statements to “Hoy 24”, that France knows better than anyone the generous blood that Moroccans gave so that the French could enjoy their freedom and free themselves from Nazi colonialism.

The Moroccan researcher, commenting on the content of the royal speech on the occasion of the anniversary of the revolution of the king and the people this year, which King Mohammed VI addressed the nation yesterday, “that France, which was a colonial power, was aware more than others that when it occupied the region, it knew that a self-existing political authority exercised its sovereignty over the region, as defined by Morocco’s right to its soil, which has not yet appeared at the level of charges”.

The aforementioned royal speech, according to the academic himself, was distinguished by its strength and clarity, adding that “although it focused on two issues, it was resolved on the need to recognize the Moroccan nature of the Sahara as a prerequisite for the quality and development of the relationship with Morocco.

The recognition of the Moroccan nature of the Sahara, underlines the professor of Political Science, “was carried out by many countries, especially by the United States of America, which made its recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over its southern provinces a persistent position of the State, dictated by many considerations.”

The above considerations, according to the same academic, are that America is very well aware of the country’s progress in Morocco and its recognition of the United States, even before many European countries, so the political realism that characterizes the US administration in the level of international relations prompted him to finally recognize Moroccan sovereignty and inform the Secretary General of the United Nations as well as the members of the Security Council”.

It identifies with this, continues Qaraqi, “the Spanish position in which neighboring Spain decided its position regarding autonomy as a reasonable solution, closer to implementation and easier at the level of searching for a final solution to the artificial problem” .

The royal speech, according to the same academic, “was an occasion to remind some countries that recognized the Moroccan Sahara, and the dynamism set in motion by Morocco, where many countries that understand the strategic importance of the southern regions of Morocco have initiated opening consulates there in preparation to keep pace with the geostrategic transformations the region will witness.