Franco-Moroccans call on France to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara

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Franco-Moroccans call on France to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara


Franco-Moroccan citizens signed a letter calling on France to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara.
The letter expressed the hope that France would recognize its sovereignty over the southern provinces of Morocco, saying it was only a fair and legitimate request.

The list of signatories, which includes the president of the Association “Marocains Pluriels” “Ahmed Ghayet, underlined their contribution to the development of France.

“We are an opportunity, we are an asset, we are a bridge: rich in a dual culture, a positive diversity, tributaries on both sides of the Mediterranean, we are carriers of mixed values, of innovative perspectives , hope… of peace! Wrote the signatories.

The participants underlined the historical links between France and Morocco.

“France has always found Morocco by its side when it needed it.”

Earlier this month, Moroccan journalist Talaa Saoud Al-Atlassi announced that France’s pro-Moroccan stance on the UN Security Council suggests the European country is ready to recognize Western Sahara as Moroccan.

The analyst also urged France to become an “initiator” of the multilateral recognition of Morocco’s position in Western Sahara, recalling that “important French celebrities” ask France to recognize the Moroccan character of the Sahara.

The letter from the Franco-Moroccan community in France comes after the United States expressed support for Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over Western Sahara.

Former President Donald Trump broke the news on December 10, just weeks before he left the White House.

Since then, the new US President Joe Biden has received several letters from international leaders and public figures.

In the letters, public figures called on President Biden to support the United States’ position in Western Sahara.

Most recently, a group of 250 political leaders from around the world signed a separate letter calling on President Biden to express support for Trump’s recognition.

“We, former heads of government, former ministers, elected officials, parliamentarians, are honored to express our satisfaction with the sovereign decision of the United States to recognize the full sovereignty of Morocco over the provinces of the Sahara,” said the letter.

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