Omar Hilale criticizes the Algerian minister: “Morocco recovered its Sahara irreversibly in 1975

During an open discussion session at the United Nations Security Council on “the role of young people in the fight against security challenges in the Mediterranean”, held Wednesday in New York, Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf, persisted in biased statements misleadingly and erroneously linking the issue of the Moroccan Sahara to that of Palestine.

In response to these tendentious allegations from the Algerian minister, the ambassador permanent representative of Morocco to the United Nations, Omar Hilale, recalled that Morocco had irreversibly recovered its Sahara in 1975. The ambassador stressed that “peace and security in the region remains threatened in the absence of respect for international law, the expansion of terrorism, interference in the internal affairs of neighboring countries, the encouragement of separatist tendencies, and the use of separatist armed groups linked to terrorism to threaten the territorial sovereignty of member states in the region, as is the case for the territorial unity of the Kingdom of Morocco, which irreversibly recovered its Sahara in 1975.

The Moroccan diplomat mentioned that the migration policy adopted by the Kingdom for decades is of a humanitarian, pragmatic and supportive nature, offering a welcoming land guaranteeing the dignity of refugees and young migrants, allowing them equitable access to educational services, housing, health care, vocational training and employment.

Hilale also highlighted the leading role played by Morocco in strengthening peace and security in the Mediterranean and beyond, noting that the Kingdom adopts multidimensional strategies of regional and international cooperation to combat the scourges of terrorism. , violent extremism and cross-border organized crime.

He reaffirmed that Morocco, under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty the King, is still a refuge of peace in our region, contributing to collective efforts aimed at making both shores of the Mediterranean a place of peace, stability, development. , mutual respect, dialogue of cultures and civilizations, and a policy of reaching out to all neighboring countries, in the interest of the well-being of the countries of the region.

Regarding the Palestinian issue, the ambassador noted that Morocco, under the presidency of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, president of the Al-Quds Committee, reaffirms its constant support for the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people, in particular their right to establishment. of its independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

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