In a column signed by Sir Richard Ottaway, former chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the British Parliament, the newspaper noted that the Moroccan Sahara is experiencing increasing prosperity thanks to the development efforts undertaken by the state, noting the participation of the region’s population. , as shown by its high turnout in previous elections.
Morocco, recalls “The Times” has invested billions in the Sahara to develop its industries and improve the socio-economic development of its population, noting that thousands of new jobs will be created in the next few years And the rate of economic growth in this region is much higher than the national average.
“We are seeing a steady increase in consumer spending, a significant reduction in poverty and social inequality,” the same source says.
Furthermore, the Tribune echoed Madrid’s decision to recognize the Moroccan autonomy plan as “the most serious, realistic and credible basis” for resolving the artificial dispute over the Sahara, noting that Spain was thus the United States. , following the position of Germany , a majority of Arab countries and a significant number of African countries.
The Times recalls in this context that the EU immediately welcomed Spain’s position and called for the strengthening of bilateral ties between its member states and the state.
And the paper concludes that after nearly half a century of unsuccessful attempts, the future of Moroccan Sahara is finally clear, noting that now the European Union and the United States are rallying for a plan for Moroccan autonomy, The end of the struggle is in reach.
The column’s authors do not fail to call upon the United Kingdom to follow in the footsteps of its international allies in this context to help peacefully end the dispute that had gone on for too long.
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