The Ambassador of the Kingdom Omar Hilale responded to the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the UN, Sofiane Mimouni, following his statements on the Sahara. Omar Hilale underlined that “for Morocco, the regional dispute around the Moroccan Sahara is definitively settled”. “With all due respect to Algeria, the Moroccan Sahara has been totally decolonized. The Moroccan Sahara has definitively returned to Morocco. The Moroccan Sahara has been reinstated thanks to international law, thanks to negotiation and thanks to the Madrid Agreement , which the UN General Assembly took note of in its resolution of December 1975 “, added Omar Hilale.
The diplomat also indicated that the Sahara problem is “closed”. The people of the Sahara live peacefully in these Moroccan provinces and they fully enjoy all of their rights, as stated by Mrs. Ghalla Bahiya, Vice-President of the Region of Dakhla Oued Eddahab, who participated in the seminar, by invitation of the President of the C24, as the democratically elected representative of the Moroccan Sahara region “, declared Omar Hilale. The Moroccan diplomat added that” Ms. Ghalla came from the 2015 regional elections in the Moroccan Sahara. The Kingdom will organize the next elections, at the regional level, in 10 days, including in its southern provinces. There will be a renewal of elected officials. This is the Sahara, it is participatory democracy, generational inclusiveness. It is above all the right of everyone to participate in the daily life of the Sahara “.