Moroccan Sahara: Italian Senator Welcomes Relevance of Autonomy Initiative

Italian senator Andrea Causin underlined, on Tuesday, the relevance and the great scope of the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco, and hailed by the international community as a serious and credible solution for the final settlement of the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara. In a statement to MAP, the Italian senator affirmed that the development model of the Southern provinces, launched by HM King Mohammed VI, and the boom that the region is experiencing in terms of infrastructure and basic social services, reinforce the preeminence of the autonomy plan, under the Moroccan sovereignty. Causin, also member of the defense committee at the Italian Senate, said that the decision of the United States to recognize the sovereignty of Morocco over its Sahara is a “clear and realistic” choice. After recalling the decision of many countries, including the United States, to open consulates general in Laâyoune and Dakhla, Causin hoped to see Italy follow the example of these countries and open a consulate in the Moroccan Sahara region.