The development process in Morocco’s Southern provinces and the Moroccan autonomy plan for the settlement of the artificial conflict over the Sahara were at the heart of discussions during a roundtable, held Tuesday in London, in the presence of several British parliamentarians.
This roundtable, organized at the British Parliament by the Moroccan Embassy in London, in collaboration with the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Morocco (APPG-Morocco), highlighted the growth dynamics in the Moroccan Sahara and the prospects of development in the region.
The event was attended by member of the Regional Council of Dakhla Oued-Eddahab, Ghalla Bahiya, and over 20 British parliamentarians.
Intervening on this occasion, Bahiya stated that Morocco launched an exceptional investment program in the Southern provinces relating to structuring projects such as industrial units, technology poles, and ports, in addition to solar and wind power plants, aimed at establishing the region as a major hub of investment and growth to benefit local populations.
For his part, Morocco’s ambassador to the UK, Hakim Hajoui, recalled the major impact of the Moroccan government’s investments in the Southern provinces, under the Leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.
Hajoui further noted that “the Moroccan autonomy initiative is the only realistic proposal to resolve the Sahara dispute, emphasizing that this regional issue is not only important for regional and international stability but also for the growth and development of the Southern provinces.”
The Moroccan diplomat added that the UK’s support for the Kingdom’s autonomy plan is essential to accelerate the resolution of the conflict and enable the region to achieve its full potential.
In a similar context, the British parliamentarians participating in this roundtable welcomed the Moroccan autonomy plan for the southern provinces, noting that “thanks to the vision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Sahara region is experiencing an unprecedented development, one that should be supported.“