Moroccan Sahara: UN Chief Underlines Need for Dialogue between All Parties, Particularly Algeria – Italian Politician –

Former Italian MP Khalid Chaouki stressed that the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres insists on the need for dialogue between all parties involved in the conflict over the Moroccan Sahara. In an article published by the Italian magazine “Formiche”, the director of the “” platform underlined that “Algeria, which supports the polisario, is directly involved in the issue,” noting that the UN Chief has reaffirmed the centrality of the political process between the different parties. The politician highlighted, in this regard, the need to establish a climate of peaceful dialogue between Morocco and Algeria, recalling Security Council resolution 2602, initially rejected by Algiers, which enshrines the process of round tables, with the participation of Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania and the Polisario, as a unique framework for achieving a political, realistic, pragmatic, lasting, mutually acceptable and compromise-based solution. Morocco has launched major projects in the southern provinces in the infrastructure, fisheries, agriculture and tourism sectors, which have enabled the development of the region and attracted several foreign investors, Chaouki underlined.  The opening of several consulates general in the southern provinces shows “massive international support”, he said, recalling, in this regard, the U.S. recognition of the Moroccanness of the Sahara.