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Boujdour / Morocco Board News Service- In his speech, "in the international conference on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1514" organized in Algeria, on December 12/13th, Mr. Amr Moussa, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, made no reference to Algeria’s main obsession -the Western Sahara issue -or the so-called "Democratic Sahraoui Arab Republic".
It is now clear that Algeria, which acts as a defender of self-determination, does not hesitate to violate the basic rights of its own people and the Moroccan people held captive in WEstern sahara Separatists Camps in Tindouf , located in South Eastern Algeria, for more than three decades, refusing to let the populations exercise self-determination over their wish to leave the camps. Algeria depicts itself as “a neighboring country” to Morocco,but offers a haven, trains and finances separatists who threaten peace and security in the region.
Instead of using its resources to solve its socio-economic problems of housing, health and water supply, Algeria finances [Western Sahara Separatist group] polisario’s armament and conducts, on a daily basis, a hostile diplomatic campaign against Morocco.But that will not undermine Morocco’s will to go ahead in defeng its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Such conferences can not neutralize Morocco’s Autonomy plan, a plan, that is considered by most major powers to be the basis for resolving the Sahara issue in a peaceful manner.
In the minds of Algeria’s strategists, keeping Morocco mired in the current situation costs it substantial resources and mitigates any resistance that Morocco would pose to Algeria’s ambition to become a regional power in North Africa. Algeria’s long-term objective is to weaken Morocco and to secure access to the Atlantic ocean through a client “state” such as a “ Western Sahara Republic” in the disputed region.Algeria and polisario’s plan for an independent state in southern Morocco constitutes an existential threat to both Morocco and Algeria. Most independent analysts dismiss such an option because it would destabilize the entire North African Region, hasten a military conflict between the two protagonists, empower a new generation of terrorist groups and unleash an unprecedented wave of refugees on European southern shores.
Beni Azza Mohammed is the Secretary General of P.P.S party in Boujdour /Sahara/Morocco