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Sierra Leone backs the Moroccan autonomy plan March 22, 2010

Posted by saharanews in Uncategorized.

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Sierra Leone’s minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, Mrs Zainab Hawa Bangura, on Friday in Rabat reiterated the “constant support” of her country to the proposal by Morocco to give greater autonomy to the region of Sahara.

“Our position has not changed since the restoration of diplomatic relations between our two countries. Our support to the Moroccan position to give large autonomy to the region of Sahara is constant,” she said.

Speaking at the end of an audience with her Moroccan counterpart, Taib Fassi Fihri, Mrs Bangura expressed the wish of her country to see the resolution of the Western Sahara conflict as soon as possible through negotiations based on the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

In April 2007, Morocco submitted to UN an autonomy project for Western Sahara which includes the setting up of a local Parliament and government.

This proposal has been rejected by the Polisario Front, a movement which demands the independence of this former Spanish colony annexed by Morocco since 1975.



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